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Indoor Air Quality Is Directly Impacted by Your HVAC System and Ventilation

If you live with allergies on a daily basis, you understand how refreshing it is to get a breath of fresh air in a clean home. Maintaining clean and pure air can be a constant trial with the sheer amount of contaminants which get thrown into the air on a daily basis. It rapidly becomes the responsibility home’s ventilation unit, regardless of whether it’s heating or cooling, to maintain the quality of your indoor air.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Regular cleaning of your home is the best way to keep your house free and clean of contaminants. Vacuuming carpets, dusting surfaces, and sweeping floors all help to keep dust and particles out of your home. Unfortunately, all of these activities also stir up quite a lot of problems while you’re cleaning.

That’s why changing the filter on your HVAC unit is recommended every 3-6 months based on usage. If you run the unit regularly, such as operating the furnace throughout a harsh winter, you should check the filter every two months to make sure it doesn’t need to be replaced. On the other hand, if you don’t use your system very often, simply write the date of installation on the filter every time you replace it to make so you can see how long it’s been and decide if it’s time for a replacement.

IAQ Alternatives

These simple household options aren’t always the solution you need. If you notice that your allergies have been flaring up after running the central unit, and you’ve replaced the filter, you may need to get your ventilation ducts cleaned out. At Eclipse Heating and Cooling we’re experts on duct cleaning and on UV light installation. While we won’t push either on you, ventilation duct cleaning is highly recommended for those with sensitive respiratory systems or homes with pets and lots of outdoor traffic.

If your home smells dusty or your sinuses are constantly irritated, it’s time to call the professionals at Eclipse Heating and Cooling for an improvement to your indoor air quality.

For indoor air quality solutions in Hermiston and the surrounding areas within Oregon, or anywhere in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, call 541-564-1031.