Thanks to Florida’s hot, humid summers, Orlando homeowners understand the importance of boosting indoor air quality this season. While there are a number of DIY steps you can use to improve your home’s air quality, here are some key tips HVAC professionals recommend.
Change Your Air Filter
Changing your AC filter once every month is essential to prolonging the system’s lifespan and maintaining healthy, breathable air. Most homeowners don’t realize how quickly an air filter can clog, especially when exposed to numerous allergens in the summer months. Swapping out your AC air filter for a fresh one regularly keeps these allergens away from your family, helping everyone breathe a little easier.
Keep the Floors Clean
Dust and other allergens settle quickly on your home’s surface areas, and there’s no bigger surface than the floor. Whether you have carpeted or hardwood floors, be sure to vacuum or mop regularly to keep allergens at bay. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to trap allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and pollen. To reduce the number of allergens that enter your home, keep doormats at every entrance or have everyone remove their shoes in a dedicated area.
Keep the Vents Clean
Over time, your AC vents get dirty and dusty, preventing the maximum amount of airflow from passing through. Just like you want to change your air filter monthly, you should also vacuum and wipe down the vents throughout your home to remove particles. If you stick with this cleaning routine and still notice airflow issues, consider a professional duct cleaning.
Reduce the Humidity
Humidity encourages dust accumulation, pest infestations, and biological growth that can reduce your home’s indoor air quality and make your family sick. Most Florida homeowners run their air conditioners during the most humid months, but if your home still seems too humid, a whole-home humidifier may be needed.
Improving your home’s indoor air quality is easier than you might think. Contact Frank’s Air Conditioning at 407-278-1981 to schedule your next AC service.
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