Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality is crucial for overall health and comfort, especially during the colder months when we spend so much time inside. To improve indoor air quality, regularly check and change the air filter, ensure you’re using the right filter and consider installing a ventilation system.
Homeowners tend to forget about the furnace filter, but it’s important to get in the habit of checking it about once a month. This can save money by improving the system’s energy efficiency and can help keep everyone in the home healthy by eliminating the circulation of airborne allergens and toxins. A clean filter is especially important for those suffering from allergies or asthma.
Upgrading to a furnace filter with a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating is another way to improve indoor air quality, but it’s important to select a filter that properly matches your system. Consult the furnace manual to determine the proper type and size filter best suited for your system or you could actually damage the furnace.
Indoor air quality can also be improved by installing a high-quality ventilation system. These systems help maintain a healthy home environment by replacing contaminated and stale air with re-circulated fresh air. A heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) can draw the heat from outgoing air, helping to improve energy efficiency while refreshing the air in your home.
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