Indoor air quality is important whether at home or at work. The EPA states that in the last few years scientific evidence has shown that the air quality within our homes and place of business can be more polluted then outdoor air. This evidence even included more industrialized cities. Additionally, people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. This can dramatically effect your exposure to indoor air pollutants.

In Richmond VA, home owners with improper air ventilation in their homes may have a higher risk of mold, mildew, and dust mites. Improperly sealed, or torn air ducts can lead to higher heating and air conditioning costs through out the year.

To make sure your indoor air quality is well-ventilated here are some tips you can follow.

A professional heating HVAC contractor can help check your air ducts for leakage. This will ensure that warm air produced by your heat pump doesn’t vent out of your air ducts and into your crawl space or attic.

A heating and Air specialist will also be able to perform a whole home audit.

During your whole home audit, the HVAC service technician will check your system for improper air ventilation and air flow. This will ensure that air circulating from your air vents moves properly and freely throughout your home or business.

Yearly HVAC Service maintenance.

Finally, a heating repair service provider should check your entire HVAC system at least once a year. This is called preventative service maintenance. Often in the winter your system will revert to emergency heating. In emergency, setting you will be paying almost double to heat your home. The sad part is, without getting your system diagnosed you can’t tell that your system is constantly running in emergency mode.

Install a Virus Killing Air Scrubber.

An air purifying device installs in any air conditioning or heating system. When air passes over it, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts. 

The Take Away:

  1. Be mindful of mildew and mold to build up in your home and know the signs. Schedule and Air Duct Audit.
  2. Get your Air Ducts professional cleaned.
  3. Install a Virus Killing Air Scrubber device.
  4. Sign up for an HVAC Maintenance plan so that a technician can check your HVAC system once a year.