Are you noticed more dust collecting in different areas of your home lately? Have you started sneezing and coughing a lot recently? Poor indoor air quality is one of the most dangerous environmental threats to public health. If your home’s air becomes heavily contaminated with particle pollutants, it can not only strain your HVAC system but also harm your health. Here’s how you can clean the air in your home in Vero Beach, Florida, and sleep more soundly:

Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter

When it’s clean, the filter in your HVAC system does a good job at stopping particle pollutants from accumulating in the ductwork and re-circulating in your home. As the filter gets dirtier, it becomes less effective at performing that function.

During the hottest months of the year, when your air conditioner is working its hardest, you should change the filter every 30 days. This is especially important if you have pets or suffer from allergies. During the cooler times of the year, remember to change the filter every 90 days. As a result, your system will blow conditioned air that’s clean.

Add a Quality Air Cleaner to Your Home

Your HVAC system’s filter catches a lot of particle pollutants, but it doesn’t catch them all. That’s why you need an added layer of protection. One way to ensure you’re breathing the cleanest air inside your home is to add an air cleaner.

The Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner utilizes uses air cleaning technology that allows it to remove up to 99.98 percent of airborne allergens from your home. It catches particle pollutants as small as .1 micron. It’s eight times more effective than the best HEPA filter and up to 100 times more effective than your HVAC system’s standard 1-inch filter.

Here are some of the asthma and allergy triggers this air cleaner removes:

  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Dust mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet hair
  • Dander
  • Microbial growth
  • Lint
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Cooking grease

Install a Whole-Home Ventilation System

Homeowners in Vero Beach rely on their air conditioners for most of the year. With temperatures consistently in the 80s and 90s, the year doesn’t offer many days to leave your windows open to let fresh air inside. As a result, the air inside your home can become stale. And your tightly sealed energy-efficient home does it best to keep that stale air indoors.

The solution to this problem is an Energy Recovery Ventilator. This whole-home ventilation system exhausts stale indoor air outside, replacing it with preconditioned outdoor air that’s cleaner. Throughout the process, the ventilator reduces the amount of chemical vapors and naturally occurring gases within your home. It also helps eliminate odors.

Balance Your Home’s Humidity

Florida is known for its high humidity, especially during the spring, summer and fall months. During the most humid time of the year, you can walk outside and start sweating in a matter of seconds. While your air conditioning system helps remove excess moisture from your home’s air, sometimes it doesn’t do enough to balance its humidity.

Take these steps to balance your home’s humidity between 40 and 60 percent:

  • Install a dehumidifier in your home and run it during the summer months.
  • Use the exhaust fans in your bathrooms and kitchen habitually.
  • Replace old carpets, which retain moisture and encourage dust mites.

Do you suspect that the air inside your home is polluted and inhibiting you from a good night’s rest? Barker Air Conditioning and Heating can help you sleep better by ensuring you’re breathing the cleanest and freshest air possible. Contact us at 772-562-2103 to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions. We’ll clean the air in your home right away.

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