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Do you have Good Indoor Air Quality?

Do you have Good Indoor Air Quality?
12
Jan

Homes and AC units in Sarasota are prone to collect irritants such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, and chemical pollutants evaporated from cleaning supplies. Indeed, bad indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause skin irritation, dry skin, and repertory issues. Every homeowner should make efforts to improve their IAQ.

Below are a few helpful tips to get your started.

Air Filter
Changing your air filter regularly is one of the most important steps you can take for ensuring the quality of your air. Irritants, such as mildew, mold, and pet dander, tend to accumulate in air filters. However, your air filter cannot capture everything, so it behooves you to have your AC system maintained regularly.

Maintaining AC Fans
A blower wheel spins inside of your indoor unit and circulates air throughout your home. Unfortunately, any particles that get past your air filter will often collect on the blower wheel. Having this wheel cleaned every 2-5 years is a good idea to improve the air quality in your home.

Cleaning the Coil
Maintaining the coil on your AC unit will also improve the IAQ of your home. This coil is privy to mold growth due to its function. But, cleaning the coil with specific chemicals cut heavily with water will no doubt destroy the mold. Green Cooling Solutions can even clean your coil in place. Most companies will want to remove the coil in order to clean it (makes them more money), but we have the tools and expertise to clean the coil without removing it.

Sealing your Duct Work
If your duct work has leaks on the return or intake side, odds are that you are breathing dust, dirt, pollen and fiberglass insulation. Having your duct work sealed, with close attention paid to the return side can dramatically improve your indoor air quality.