Person touching home air vent. Apex Air, serving Portland OR & Vancouver WA talks about how to improve indoor air quality.

How Do You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Improving your indoor air quality (IAQ) can reduce how often you get sick and help reduce asthma symptoms, giving you cleaner air to breathe. While you may not be able to eliminate every single allergen in your home, you can take steps to improve your indoor air quality.

Invest in a UV Air Purifier

UV air purifiers kill many microorganisms and damage the DNA of dust mites and viruses, keeping them from reproducing. UV air purifiers can prevent illnesses and reduce allergens in the air. You can have a UV air purifier installed right in your ductwork. They’re energy efficient because they only turn on when your HVAC system is on. They’re silent and can keep your ductwork and air filters clean, increasing the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Change Your Filters

To keep your HVAC system working efficiently, we recommend you change your HVAC filters at least once a month and have your entire system inspected by an expert at least once a year. Regular maintenance such as these can alert you of any minor issues before they become expensive disasters.

Consider a Dehumidifier

Mold thrives in damp conditions. If you have areas in your home that are prone to mold and not well ventilated, you’ll want to consider a dehumidifier. They are very effective in combating mold spores.

Keep Clean

Dust on your floors, furniture, and other surfaces could contain mold spores, dust, and other pollutants. Regularly dust, sweep, and vacuum to eliminate excess dust and improve your indoor air quality. Having your ductwork cleaned and inspected by an HVAC technician every few years is also a good idea.

Ready to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

You spend a majority of your time in your home, why not make it safe and comfortable? If you’re ready to improve the indoor air quality in your Vancouver area home, give Apex Air a call today. Our HVAC technicians are NATE Certified and very knowledgeable in indoor air quality. We’ll help you choose the right air purifying solution and even maintain it for you!