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How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in York County

A woman sitting on the floor in front of her couch, holding a tissue up to her nose

It's something you can't see or smell, yet it significantly impacts your health and well-being. We're talking about the quality of the air you breathe inside your home.

While the air in your home may appear clean and fresh, the reality is that you and your loved ones are inhaling countless microscopic particles with every breath. These particles, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi), tobacco smoke, mold spores, and household dust, can trigger asthma attacks, allergies, and recurrent illnesses, especially in children and individuals with weakened immune systems.

To help you combat this invisible threat, we have identified five effective methods to improve your indoor air quality:

Interested in Installing a Whole-Home Air Purifier?

Improving your indoor air quality in York County begins with contacting the air quality experts at Comfort Systems of York County and learning about the health benefits of whole-home air purifiers. With over 55 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Comfort Systems has earned a reputation as York County's most trusted name for repairing, servicing, and installing heating and cooling systems.

Regularly Change or Clean Air Filters

By maintaining clean and efficient air filters, you can capture and remove many airborne contaminants, promoting cleaner and healthier air circulation throughout your home.

When we talk about cleaning or changing an air filter, we usually refer to mechanical (paper) filters, which are composed of fine fibers woven tightly together. The best type of filter is the HEPA filter, which can remove microscopic particles, mold, pollen, and dust. Mechanical filters should be replaced every six to 10 months or cleaned every six weeks. How often this type of filter is changed or cleaned depends on the normal air quality within the home. For example, a non-smoking home with no pets won't clog an air filter as fast as a home with smokers and pets.

Install a Whole-Home Air Purifier

Upgrade your indoor air quality with a powerful whole-home air purifying system that effectively eliminates a wide range of pollutants, leaving you with cleaner and fresher air in every room.

The best whole-home air purifiers seamlessly integrate with most HVAC systems and ductwork, ensuring efficient purification throughout your entire home. Equipped with a pre-filter to capture larger particles and an electronic filter to remove smaller particles, these purifiers require minimal maintenance, with only the electronic filter needing to be washed every six months.

Maintaining an optimal humidity level in your home further enhances the air purifier's effectiveness in removing particulates and germs. By balancing the humidity and ensuring a healthy level of dryness in the air, you create an environment that supports the air purifier's ability to combat indoor pollutants.

Benefits of Whole-Home Humidifiers:

  • Consistent Humidity Control: With automatic on-off cycling, whole-home humidifiers ensure a steady and balanced humidity level throughout your entire home.
  • Hassle-Free Operation: Unlike portable humidifiers, whole-home humidifiers are directly connected to your home's plumbing system. This eliminates the need for constant refilling of water tanks every few days.
  • Improved Health: Whole-home humidifiers offer various health benefits. They can alleviate dry skin conditions, reduce the frequency of asthma and allergy attacks, lower the occurrence of colds and sinus infections, and prevent the growth of mold and mildew in concealed areas of your home.

Investing in a whole-home humidifier brings convenience, health benefits, and ensures optimal humidity levels in every corner of your home. Say goodbye to dryness and discomfort by installing a reliable whole-home humidifier system.

Consider Duct Fogging

Duct fogging is a safe and effective method for disinfecting and cleaning air ducts that harbor dirt, allergens, bacteria, and other particulates. Unless ductwork is cleaned regularly, the trapped particulates will start circulating throughout your home. In addition, dirty ductwork forces air purifiers and humidifiers to use more energy when operating and puts more mechanical stress on components.

The fog solution used to clean ducts contains a disinfectant that clings to the inside of ductwork and kills microorganisms responsible for infectious illnesses. If you have an older adult or someone who is immunocompromised living in the home, call us to schedule an appointment for duct fogging. It can help reduce their risk of sickness and dramatically improve the air quality in your home.

Keep Your Home Well Ventilated

A well-ventilated home relies on a variety of techniques to keep inside air moving at all times. Whether it's by opening windows, using floor or ceiling fans, or ensuring your HVAC system is functioning at an optimal level.

In addition to preventing bacteria, viruses, and particulate from stagnating in your home's air, a well-ventilated home improves the ability of a whole-house humidifier to maintain good humidity and dryness levels that support your family's overall health and can help stop mold and mildew from degrading your home's structural materials.

Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance

Just because your HVAC system has been running smoothly for years doesn't mean it's immune to sudden breakdowns. Imagine the nightmare of your system shutting down in the dead of night during a scorching heatwave or in the midst of a blizzard. Unfortunately, we receive countless emergency calls from customers who neglected to have their HVAC system inspected and serviced.

Want to improve the air quality within your York County Home? Call Comfort Systems!

With over 15,000 satisfied customers and an abundance of glowing five-star reviews, we take pride in our commitment to exceptional service. When it comes to your whole-home air purifier needs, trust Comfort Systems of York County to deliver top-notch solutions.