Homes are naturally disposed to irritants such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, and other chemical pollutants. These pollutants can cause what we in the plumbing business refer to as poor indoor air quality (IAQ). This can lead to a depressed state, brittle skin, irritation, and ailments to the lungs. Everyone should attempt to improve IAQ, and below are a few helpful tips to get you started.
Changing the Air Filter
This is perhaps the most important step you can take for improving IAQ. Much like your dryer accumulates linen and it becomes necessary to clean it, so it is the same with your AC air filter. Irritants no doubt accumulate, and lead to a decrease in filtering efficiency.
Cleaning the Coil
Regularly cleaning your coil is sure to improve the IAQ of your home. This coil is prone to mold and buildup and other deleterious pathogens. Wiping down the coil with bleach cut with water will destroy the mold, and keep your IAQ safe, clean, and cold.
Maintaining AC Fans
Fans are not unlike a spider web catching allergens in their deadly grasp. Much like an air filter, it is required to regularly maintain an AC fan in order to ensure optimal AC efficiency. Wiping down an HVAC with a duster will drastically reduce the accumulation of dust and grime in your AC unit.