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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality for Healthier Living

Poor indoor air quality in your New Bern, North Carolina, home can lead to numerous health problems. Fortunately, you can keep your indoor air healthy by using an air purifier, cleaning regularly, and maintaining your HVAC system.

Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers or air cleaners use filters like the ones in HVAC systems to capture contaminants. Some models with high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value ratings can even remove bacteria and viruses. A professional can install a whole-home air cleaner in your ductwork, or you can use a less expensive portable version. However, most portable models can only work in a small area.

Clean Regularly

Dust and vacuum often to remove particulates like dust on your floors and furniture. If you don’t eliminate pollutants, your HVAC system’s fan or people’s movements will send them into the air. Make sure you empty your vacuum regularly to keep it from spreading dirt. You should also dust your home’s air registers and make sure they aren’t blocked. If you see dust or dirt on your air registers, use a damp cloth to wipe them clean.

Maintain Your HVAC System

You should change your HVAC system’s air filter once per month to prevent poor indoor air quality. A clogged filter will spread pollutants and reduce your system’s airflow. This forces you to keep your air conditioner on longer and use more energy to stay comfortable. Have your unit checked by an expert at least once per year to prevent other problems that can impact your indoor air quality, like leaky ductwork.

J & J Mechanical, Inc. is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, and we can help you improve your indoor air quality for better health. We can assist you with all your other heating and cooling needs, too. Call us at 855-800-1341 for fast and friendly service.

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