Updated: Mar 3
As COVID-19 continues to spread, you may be spending more time thinking about your indoor air quality and how you can improve it. After all, bad air quality can have a significant impact on your health.
So what are some of your options for achieving and maintaining cleaner air in your San Antonio home? In this guide, we’ll explore the risks of bad air quality and provide helpful tips to improve your indoor air quality.
Risks of Bad Air Quality
In addition to coronavirus traveling through the air, there are several other problems that bad air quality can cause. For example:
Bacteria and viruses may spread through your HVAC system
Allergens can contribute to respiratory issues
High humidity can raise exposure to mold
Surprisingly, indoor air can sometimes become more polluted than the air outside!
Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Fortunately, If you’re interested in minimizing these risks and want to improve indoor air quality in your home, there are effective measures you can take.
Schedule Indoor Air Quality Testing
Indoor air quality testing is a good place to start because it helps you to understand the problem completely. With indoor air quality testing, you can determine which pollutants are high in your home so that you can address the issue in the right ways.
Have Your Ductwork Cleaned
Over time, dust, dander, and even mold can build up in your ductwork. This results in particles that pollute the air you breathe.
When you have your ducts professionally cleaned, a technician will use a rotating brush that loosens debris from the walls of your ducts and then vacuum it out.
Duct cleaning also addresses air registers and vents. We will even sanitize your ducts if desired. This is a great first step toward cleaner air.
Explore Air Filtration Options
Once your air ducts are clean, adding an air filtration system in your home can improve your air quality by trapping dust and allergies before they pass through your HVAC system and into the air.
Air filters with a high MERV rating can trap up to 90% of airborne particles. They are effective at removing dust, dander, and pollen. They can also reduce the presence of microbes and dust mites in your air.
According to the EPA, air filters with a MERV rating of 13 or higher offer a great first step toward protecting your home from COVID-19. Air filters with lower MERV ratings may not be as effective at protecting your air or relieving allergy symptoms.
Ultraviolet (UV) light can also be an effective addition to HVAC systems, helping to improve your overall indoor air quality. UV light air purification systems draw air in and destroy microorganisms as they pass through the light. In fact, this technology is often used in hospitals and restaurants.
Yeti Cooling & Heating Can Help
Whether you want to address germs, coronavirus, or pollutants, if issues with your indoor air quality have you concerned, the professionals at Yeti Cooling & Heating can help.
We can provide comprehensive indoor air quality testing services and help you to determine the best solutions when you want to improve the air quality of your San Antonio home. Get in touch today by calling (210) 270-9990!