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4 IAQ Services and Products to Help Clean the Air in Your Home

You spend a considerable amount of time in your Chino, CA, home. Polluted indoor air could affect your health, well-being and comfort. In many homes, the indoor air is up to 100 more polluted than the air outdoors. Consider using one or more of these four indoor air quality (IAQ) services to help clean the air in your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

Damaged air ducts and gaps between duct segments allow dirt, dust and other debris to get into the ducts. Each time your heating or cooling system cycles, some of those particles get blown into your living spaces. Schedule air duct cleaning every two to five years. Clean air ducts improve your home’s IAQ and your HVAC system’s efficiency. Your HVAC system will last longer when the ducts are clean.

Duct Sealing

Duct sealing prevents pollen, microbial, dust and dander from getting into the ducts and spreading throughout your home. It also boosts the efficiency of your HVAC system. Professional duct sealing services ensure that every room of your home receives a steady stream of clean air and maintains a consistent temperature.

High-efficiency Air Filters

If you’re using a simple, cheap HVAC filter, upgrade it to a high-efficiency one. Choose one that has a minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) of at least 13. If you have allergies or asthma, get a filter with a MERV rating of 16 or higher. By doing so, you’ll breathe cleaner air.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers with UV-C technology inactivate bacteria, microbial and viruses, making your home’s air healthier. Purifiers with electrostatic filters capture dust and neutralize odors. Consider installing a whole-home air purifier to work with your heating and cooling system.

Your home’s indoor air quality directly affects your health, well-being and comfort. Improving air quality in your home also extends the lifespan of your heating and cooling system, saving you money. To learn more about IAQ services and products for your home, contact Metz Air Control today.

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