Bay Area HVAC Service Helps Improve Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air in your home can impact your health and your enjoyment of the space. In many cases, air quality is directly related to the home’s ventilation, which is the way that the air in your home moves and circulates within the house and to the exterior.
For the best air quality and efficiency, ventilation must be optimized. Too much ventilation can lead to leaks, while too little ventilation promotes mold growth and other issues. Problems with ventilation can also increase electrical bills. Below are some tips you can use to improve the ventilation in your Bay Area home or office building.
1. Use supportive equipment.
If your space has too much or too little ventilation, you may be able to fix the problem without calling a building contractor. Try using a humidifier, dehumidifier and/or air purifier to control the moisture levels in your rooms and remove particulate matter and allergens. Measure results, and avoid overcompensating. If your formerly overly-dry room begins to take on a moldy or mildew smell, dial back the humidifier.
2. Invest in a high-efficiency filter.
High-efficiency filters are able to trap harmful particles, such as dust and pollen without creating too much resistance that your HVAC system has to overcome in order to ventilate your structure. Installing a quality filter can obviously improve air quality, thus increasing the health and well-being of occupants and reducing allergies and asthma triggers. It can also increase the efficiency of your HVAC equipment.
3. Perform regular maintenance.
If you opt for a Do It Yourself approach to regulate the air in your home or building, create a maintenance checklist. Include items such as: testing your air quality, measuring particulate levels and changing filters every few months or sooner if your system is being used heavily.
4. Grow clean-air plants in your home.
A variety of easy to care for, low-sunlight plants can be grown indoors to help to provide aesthetic appeal as well as naturally assisting to clear pollutants from your indoor air.
Seek professional help from a Bay Area HVAC Contractor.
If your ventilation problems are severe, or if the tips above aren’t enough, it’s time to call for help.
Contact B.A. Morrison, the Bay Area general contractor, at (510) 538-9817 to get insight. We strategically work with homeowners and building owners to improve ventilation.