A small town like Milton, DE, has clean air and plenty of outdoor spaces for your family to enjoy. But did you know you could be unknowingly worsening your home’s air quality? Here are some causes of poor indoor air quality and what you can do to improve it:

Using Low-Quality Air Filters

One of the best ways to instantly improve poor indoor air quality is to use a high-quality air filter. Check the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating on your filter. The higher the number, the better the filter at capturing tiny particle pollutants.

For residential use, MERV ratings range from one to 16. You’ll want a filter with a MERV 13 or higher if you have pets. This level of filtration also catches tobacco smoke, bacteria and car fumes.

Not Maintaining Your HVAC Systems

We recommend bi-annual professional maintenance for the longevity of your heating and cooling systems and for the best indoor air quality. Dirt and dust inevitably build up in the ductwork of your home. Regular maintenance will keep your system clean and efficient.

Maintenance plans feature summer and winter 10-point service checks, including changing the air filter. We can spot any potential problems so you can get them fixed before a breakdown occurs.

Using Products With VOCs

Many products, including paint, chemical cleaners and aerosol products like hair spray, release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your indoor air. In addition to causing headaches or a sore throat, VOCs can damage vital organs and your nervous system. If you must use these products inside, ensure it’s in a well-ventilated space.

By paying attention to these potential problems, you can help ensure your family’s health. Contact Alltemp Air in Milton, DE, when you need installation or repair service for your HVAC system. We’re happy to help you when you need us the most.

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