The air you breathe is one of the most precious resources you have at your disposal. Going about your day breathing poorly filtered air full of pollutants can be detrimental over time. The quality of air in your home can be directly controlled by the air filters you have installed. There are some essential rules to keeping your air quality high, and they are easy to follow.
Pay Attention to Air Filter Lifespans
Most people would tell you to replace your air filter every three to four months. During this time, all the air being cycled in your home will filter through several layers of spun fiberglass. However, it’s essential to inspect your air filter every month. Take some time to take a look at how dirty your air filter has gotten, and replace it if necessary — even if it hasn’t been the full three to four months. Sometimes you can stretch the time between replacing your air filter pretty far, but other times, you may need to replace your air filters more often than you thought.
Let Fresh Air in When Possible
Many people don’t realize how much their air quality improves by letting some fresh air in. Oftentimes, the stale air in your home can sit stagnant for days at a time before being cycled through with more fresh air. Cracking open a window or leaving a door open is a great way to improve the quality of your air.
Listen to the Experts
Anybody can tell you how often you should be changing your air filters, but only a professional will be able to show you how. They can also discuss new options for improving your air quality, such as ultraviolet filters for eliminating bacteria and mold in the air.
These kinds of improvements are only installed by professionals who have had the experience necessary to work with these materials correctly. If you’re in the Poughkeepsie area, contact D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC for a free estimate now.