How to Maintain Healthy Air

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Battering storms, wildfires, the COVID-19 pandemic—these issues remind us of how important it is to maintain a healthy environment inside our Midwestern homes and businesses.

That environment starts with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

Poorly maintained indoor air quality makes it difficult to relax. For some people, airborne contaminants such as dust and pollen can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Nobody should have to compromise when it comes to the air we breathe.

Midwest Air Pros can help you find an HVAC professional to evaluate and improve your indoor air quality. Our companies offer electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services to homes and businesses in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and other parts of the Midwest.

Maintaining Healthy Air in Kansas City, Des Moines and Midwest

How safe is the air inside your home or business? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), any sources inside your home that release gases or airborne particles are a primary cause of indoor air pollution.

Between home and work, the majority of us spend most of our day indoors. Whether you live in Kansas City or Des Moines, our pros at Midwest Air Pros can offer sustainable solutions to improve your air quality.

Reduce Mold Growth

The best way to contain mold growth is to control the moisture in your home. Your ideal indoor humidity level should be between 30 and 50 percent. Anything higher will invite dampness and mold growth inside your Springfield home.

Venting your bathrooms, fixing water leaks, and using your air conditioner can significantly curb the growth of mold inside your home. Mold can appear almost anywhere, from wood to carpet. While it is impossible to eliminate mold, you can take steps to control it. Doing so will protect your health and your home.

Clean and Seal Air Ducts

The ductwork in your Omaha home plays a vital role in circulating fresh air throughout each room. If those air ducts become clogged with dust, dirt, pet dander, and other contaminants, it impacts your air quality and stresses your HVAC equipment.

Most experts recommend having your ductwork cleaned every few years—more so if you have pets or a smoker inside your home. Properly maintained air ducts improve your air quality while lowering your energy use.

Change Air Filters

Your HVAC air filters capture airborne particles that would otherwise spill into the living spaces of your Wichita home. Regularly changing your air filters—at least every 90 days—will boost the performance of your furnace and air conditioner.

Air filters come with different ratings that rank how well they are at capturing contaminants. But these ratings can also impact airflow throughout your system. Follow your manufacturing equipment guidelines in choosing the right filter rating for your home. 

Schedule HVAC Tune-Ups

If you want your vehicle to run smoothly, you know to schedule oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections. Apply that same strategy to your HVAC equipment: scheduling annual tune-ups for your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, helps ensure your system will run at full capacity for years to come.

We recommend scheduling a tune-up in the early fall for your furnace or heat pump, and one in the spring for your air conditioning unit. These tune-ups allow your technician to inspect each part and possibly catch a small issue before it turns into a costly problem.

Call Your Air Quality Experts at Midwest Air Pros!

Find a pro at Midwest Air Pros to improve the indoor air quality of your home or business. Our companies are located in Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, Springfield, MO, Wichita, KS, and other parts of the Midwest.