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Best Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Chicago Home

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Indoor air quality (IAQ) ensures your health and comfort. As Chicago residents, keeping an eye on indoor air quality is especially important given the time we spend inside, thanks to the Windy City’s wild temperature swings and urban pollution.

Today, the experts at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling will discuss the best ways to improve indoor air quality in your Chicago home.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

During the winter months in Chicago, when most people stay inside, ensuring good ventilation is key for staying healthy and comfortable at home. 

If the air isn’t clean, it can cause all sorts of health problems, such as allergies, asthma, and more serious issues, like frequent headaches, heart disease, and even cancer. Thankfully, you can breathe easier by implementing the following methods to improve your home’s air quality and, therefore, your health. 

Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance is key to improving indoor air quality because it prevents the accumulation of dust and allergens. It also reduces your risk of being surprised by costly breakdowns and extends the lifespan of your system. Here are some HVAC maintenance tips:

  • Change air filters: Regularly replacing the air filters in your HVAC system helps trap and remove particles and contaminants from the air, keeping it fresh and clean.
  • Get professional inspections: Having a professional inspect your HVAC system can help catch and fix any issues early on, ensuring it operates at peak efficiency and maintains good air quality.
  • Clean ductwork: Over time, ducts can accumulate dust and debris that circulate throughout your home. Cleaning them out ensures that the air blowing through your vents is clean and free from pollutants.

Air Purification

Air purifiers are designed to pull air through filters that will capture harmful particles like pollutants and allergens and remove them from the air circulating in the room. 

For maximum effectiveness, place air purifiers where you spend the most time, such as bedrooms or living rooms, and ensure they aren’t blocked by furniture or curtains. Positioning air purifiers near these sources can also help reduce contaminants in the air for homes with pets or in high-dust areas. 

Remember to clean and replace filters regularly to keep the purifier operating effectively and maintain clean indoor air. 

Controlling Humidity Levels

Excess moisture in the air and circulating in your home can cause mold and mildew to grow, resulting in various health issues if left unchecked. If your home contains excess moisture, you can solve this by using a dehumidifier in damp areas. 

Dehumidifiers preserve air quality and improve overall health and well-being by removing moisture in the air. Lowering the humidity and moisture levels with a dehumidifier will make the indoor air feel more comfortable while preventing damage caused by excess dampness. 

Call Us for Reliable Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling has proudly served Chicagoland with top-rated HVAC services since 1988. We understand the importance of indoor air quality for each of our clients, and that’s why we offer comprehensive and customizable solutions to address your specific air quality needs. 

Making you smile is our favorite thing, so we offer upfront pricing, coupons, and 24/7 emergency and same-day services. 

Breathe easy and trust Duane Blanton Plumbing with your indoor air quality needs. Contact us to schedule IAQ services today.

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