indoor air quality

According to the EPA, the air in most homes is more polluted than the air outdoors. Poor indoor air quality causes unpleasant odors and leads to allergies, asthma attacks, watery eyes, fatigue, nausea, headaches, nosebleeds, trouble concentrating, and more. Those who spend more time indoors are more vulnerable. You can improve your Dunn, North Carolina, home’s indoor air quality and prevent unpleasant odors by cleaning regularly, using an air purifier, and maintaining your HVAC system.

Clean Regularly

Vacuum thoroughly at least twice a week to capture any dust, dirt, bacteria, or other contaminants in your home. When you remove your vacuum cleaner’s filter or bag, it’s a good idea to do this outside to prevent mold and other contaminants from re-entering your indoor air.

Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers, also called air cleaners, use air filters with high MERV or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values to capture and destroy pollutants. Some air purifiers can even remove viruses and bacteria from the air inside your home. You can opt for a whole-home unit, installed by a professional, or you can use a less expensive portable unit in just one room or small area.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Scheduling regular professional maintenance for your HVAC system will increase your indoor air quality and keep your home smelling pleasant. Regular maintenance also reduces your power bills and helps your system to last longer. You should have your heater inspected by a professional at least once per year to keep it working at peak efficiency. You should have a carbon monoxide detector installed near bedrooms and on each floor, if you have a gas furnace, wood stove, or fireplace. Carbon monoxide from combustion can cause unconsciousness and even death in high concentrations.

Bass Air Conditioning Company is an award-winning Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 60 years of experience. We can help you to improve your indoor air quality by installing, maintaining, and repairing a variety of HVAC equipment. We will help you to get rid of unpleasant odors — whether they’re caused by smelly pets or problems within your HVAC system. Call us at 910-778-1536 for expert indoor air quality or other HVAC service.

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