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Effective Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

August 6, 2020

In the current era of COVID-19, breathing fresh and clean air inside the home has become increasingly important to many homeowners. Beyond just comfort, clean air is important for reducing the chances of developing respiratory conditions such as asthma, and protecting those who already suffer from asthma, allergies, and other chronic lung conditions like COPD. Here are the most effective ways to improve your home’s air quality.

1. Regularly change your HVAC filters

Regularly changing your HVAC filters results in cleaner air, better HVAC efficiency, lower costs, and extends the life of your HVAC system. When your filters become dirty, it requires your HVAC system to overwork to push air through. This results in a struggle to maintain temperature, higher energy usage, and clogged components in your HVAC system resulting in higher costs to run, fix and repair your HVAC system.

2. Make sure your home’s ventilation is working properly

Proper ventilation is critical for clearing indoor allergens and odors from your home. With available Energy Recovery Ventilation and Heat Recovery Ventilation systems, you’ll feel the fresh-air difference of Sila’s quiet, efficient home ventilation systems.

3. Control home humidity levels

Too much humidity can cause mold and mildew to grow in your home which in return can be harmful to our health. Too little humidity and you can suffer from itchy dry skin, chapped lips, and a scratchy throat. Our whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers can balance humidity so you’re more comfortable and can save you money on your energy bills during extreme weather months. Learn more about controlling home humidity here.

4. Install an air purifier

Home air purifiers that are installed into your pre-existing or new HVAC system remove air pollutants, VOCs, odors, allergens, and surface contaminants from the air you breathe creating a cleaner, healthier, and more efficient home.

5. Upgrade to UV air purification

UV air purification systems go a step further than basic air purification systems by adding a UV light that can destroy 99% of airborne microorganisms such as germs, bacteria, viruses and mold. This, along with enhanced filtration, is the most comprehensive option for indoor air quality in your home.

For more information on indoor air quality, contact the experts at Sila. We’re happy to answer your questions and schedule a maintenance call to come inspect your system and get it working properly!

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