For Santa Barbara and Ventura homeowners looking to improve their indoor air quality, dust is often a major factor that can seem hard to ultimately defeat. Dust not only takes away from your home’s overall appearance and cleanliness, it can also negatively affect your health especially if a family member suffers from a health condition such as asthma.
Changing Air Filters
Your HVAC system is responsible for transferring hot and cool air throughout your home, and it can’t do this if the filter is clogged. It’s crucial to clean its air filter every 1-3 months. By replacing or cleaning the air filter on a regular basis you can effectively reduce overall dust accumulation. Replacing your air filter will also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by improving the airflow throughout your home’s ductwork.
Keeping your windows closed not only saves on annual energy costs it also helps to prevent dust and debris from entering into the home, especially on windy days with high pollen counts. By replacing worn out weatherstripping you can reduce any further air leakage that would otherwise enter through any windows that aren’t properly sealed.
Nicotine is a major contributor when it comes to dust buildup within a home. If you’re a smoker who’s striving for a cleaner living environment it’s important to consider quitting as soon as possible. Not only can cigarette smoke affect your home’s appearance, it’s also a leading factor in asthma attacks among children. It’s estimated that over 40 percent of American children are exposed to secondhand smoke, which can lead to a host of health problems.
By taking these preventative measures, and by cleaning your home on a routine basis, you’ll be able to successfully eliminate the majority of dust buildup from within your home quickly and efficiently.
Ventura and Santa Barbara residents in need of HVAC service can depend on Pacific Aire for all of their heating and cooling needs. Whether you’re ready to schedule a routine maintenance appointment, or in need of emergency repairs or services, you can trust Pacific Aire to take care of the job professionally and at an affordable cost.
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