I don’t know how much you know about indoor air quality and air purification, but given the global pandemic outbreak, I would wager that you’ve learned a little more than you wanted to about a variety of different topics such as this.
If you’ve managed to miss tips and recommendations to improve indoor air quality, let me give you some perspective on how indoor air quality works.
Essentially, the key to indoor air quality lies in the ductwork. Because of this, it’s important to keep your air ducts cleaned. If you have an HVAC service plan with your HVAC provider, you can schedule the cleanings of your ductwork every 3 years. I highly recommend reaching out to your HVAC provider to see about ductwork cleanings and ductwork sealing. Ductwork sealing can improve your air flow; in fact, you can lose about 30% of airflow without ductwork sealing. You might not know this, but the ductwork is where most viruses, bacteria, skin flakes, etc. can be found in the house. Without proper cleaning, this can result in some very serious health issues for you and the members of your family. Your air filter is the entry point to your air ducts. With that in mind, make sure to keep your air filter changed regularly to keep your ductwork cleaned. You can also keep your ductwork clean by changing your MERV air filters to HEPA air filters. HEPA air filters are the ones used by hospitals. This is just a very quick overview about how ductworks work, so this isn’t everything there is to know. I hope it helps!