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Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality: What’s The Connection?

December 22nd, 2022 by cverdone

Indoor Air Quality

Your indoor air quality is of the utmost importance. Many people do not realize that the air they breathe inside of their homes can be full of pollutants. In fact, the air inside of your home can be full of more pollutants than the outside air. Working on your indoor air quality is a must.

The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

Many things can pollute the air of your home. This includes allergens, bacteria, dust, pet dander and outside contaminants. Air fresheners, cleaning compounds, and more can also cause your indoor air quality to be poor. Clean your home often, bathe pets, and use natural cleaners to improve indoor air quality. You can also get an air purification system to help improve the air in your home. This system is not enough. You must have a good HVAC ventilation system to ensure that your air is clean and flowing well.

How to Care for Your Ventilation System

Your ventilation system is an integral part of your HVAC system. If it is not cared for, it can lead to issues with the air quality in your house. There are many things you need to do for your ventilation system to work at peak efficiency.

  • Changing the filter. You will want to change the air filter on your heating and cooling system once a month. If you have a lot of pets or people in your home, you may want to change this filter out more often. You can also get a washable filter, but you will need to clean it more often.
  • Ductwork inspection. You will want to have your ductwork checked for holes, cracks, and other issues at least once a year. When there are holes or cracks, outside debris can enter the ventilation system. From there, they can spread throughout your home. You need to fix these issues as soon as possible.
  • Yearly maintenance. Having annual maintenance done on your system will help improve indoor air quality. If there are any issues with your system, an HVAC professional will be able to find these issues and repair them.
  • Prompt repairs. If you have an issue with your system, prompt repairs will help you to avoid issues with your indoor air quality. When you ignore problems, this can create a bigger and more expensive problem for you. If you ignore a small hole in your ductwork, that hole could get bigger over time. This can lead to more contamination of your inside air.

Call Us Today

At Thornton Heating, our professionals will help you have the best indoor air quality. We can also help you with your ventilation and other HVAC system needs. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.