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Air pollution is a problem in big cities across the country, but for many people, the air inside their homes and offices is actually worse than what they breathe outside. But you can use your home’s cooling system to combat allergens that decrease the air quality in your Boca Raton, Florida, property.

Better Airflow With Clean Filters 

The filters in your air conditioning unit serve a major role in indoor air quality and allergen management. When the air moves through the ducts, it often brings dust, dirt, dander, hair, and other debris that has come through the registers. A filter keeps this debris from going into the system and building up, leading to decreased efficiency and poor quality air. But when the filter is overloaded, it can’t do its job.

You should change the filter in your HVAC system at least once a month. If someone in your home suffers from allergies, opt for filters with higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) ratings and change them even more often. Fiberglass filters are cheaper, but they don’t trap as many tiny particles, like pet dander, dust mites and waste, and pollen. Some property owners use washable filters, but it’s very difficult to get them fully cleaned. Disposable options with pleated folds are the best option to reduce allergy symptoms in your home.

Clean Ducts

Dust, dirt, and other allergy-inducing contaminants build up in the ducts, lowering their efficiency. The result is that your system has to work twice as hard to produce the same amount of cold or warm air. But when you have the ducts cleaned out regularly, the air can flow freely. Routine duct cleaning service improves the indoor air quality every time your heating or cooling system runs since the air coming through the vents won’t be full of particles.  

When you run your cooling or heating system, following these tips will help keep the air clean and healthy for your family. For more information or to help improve indoor air quality, call us at Mechanical Air at 561-899-4587.

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