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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

How To Improve Interior Air Quality

by Rita Richardson

Many people don't realize how poor the air quality in their home has become. You can definitely get used to poor air quality. Even if there is a strong odor, you might just become accustomed to the weird smells. Luckily, if you do want to improve the quality of air in your home, it is actually not that difficult. This article explains how to find the source of odors in your home, and what you can do to get rid of them to improve the air quality inside your home.

Maintaining the Filter System

The key to good air quality is a properly functioning HVAC filtering system. This is equally important, whether you live in a hot climate and you are always running your air conditioning, or whether you live somewhere cold and you are always running your heater. If you live in a region where you rely on both throughout the year, you will probably need to clean and maintain your filtering system more often.

Replacing Filters

Luckily, of all of the components within a central HVAC system, the filtering system is usually the easiest to clean and take care of. However, you need to first figure out exactly what is causing your air to be smelly. There is a chance that the smelly air could be the result of mold, dirt, or even small animal carcasses within your air ducts. So, before you start to clean the filtering system, open up your air ducts and take a look at them. If you notice anything that could be causing odor, you want to get rid of it by cleaning your ducts as thoroughly as possible. In fact, cleaning your air ducts will always improve the quality of air in your home because anything within your air ducts can eventually get blown into your rooms.

Cleaning the Filter Compartment

Even if you regularly change your air filters, you will need to clean your system every once in a while. Filters are stored within compartments that can also get dirty, no matter how often the filters are changed. In fact, a dirty filter compartment will ultimately result in air filters that get dirty quicker. So, if your filters are not being replaced as often as they should, then there is a better chance that your compartment is going to need a thorough cleaning.

As you can see, it is very easy to take care of your filter system to improve the air quality in your home. For more information on filters and air conditioner installation, contact a local professional.