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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

You expect the air quality in your home to be good, but the reality is, if you aren’t taking the proper steps, it’s probably considerably worse than the air outside – especially if you’ve had the windows closed up for months. This is due to your HVAC system constantly recycling the air, which allows any mold, bacteria, and mildew, along with other contaminants to be sent right back through your vents each time the system is running. Don’t worry, though. There are a few things you can do make sure the air quality indoors is right where you want it to be.

GPS – 2400

Equipping your HVAC air handler with a Global Plasma Solutions GPS-2400 air purification system will do wonders for ensuring better quality indoor air. This type of system uses a combination of negative and positive ions to clean up your air every time your air conditioning system runs. In addition to keeping the inside of your unit clean so that it isn’t blowing contaminants out every time the fan kicks on, it also purifies the air and surfaces throughout your home. This process controls a number of pollutants, including:

  • Allergens
  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Odors
  • Smoke
  • Viruses
  • Volatile Organic Compounds

This type of air purification system requires very little power, doesn’t need maintenance, and never needs replacement parts. All of this makes it the best choice when it comes to improving your indoor air quality.

Filter Programs

While air purification is a great place to start, there is much more that you can and should be doing for better air quality. One of the most important things you can do is make sure your air filter is changed frequently – and this doesn’t mean waiting until you notice an increase in dust on your furniture and vents. In most cases, changing your air filter every month will provide optimal air quality, and help your system perform at maximum efficiency. If you really want to increase the filtering capabilities, and get better performance out of your HVAC system, consider switching to a five-inch filter. These provide superior filtration; never cause problems with efficiency, and lasts for as much as six times longer than traditional one-inch filters.

We all know that remembering to pick up a filter is difficult, but the good news is that there is an answer to that problem as well. Filter programs are services provided by some HVAC companies that send air filters out regularly to ensure that you always have them available when it’s time to change it. This not only eliminates having to remember to get the filters ahead of time, they typically provide filters at a lower cost as well. Click here for info on Berner AC Filter Program.

Meet the New Codes

January 1st saw the introduction of new mechanical codes that can have a significant impact on the air quality in your home. The new codes allow HVAC systems in residential areas to have up to an eight percent rate of air leakage. While the codes may say that is acceptable, Berner A/C and Heat does not. In fact, we recently had one of our new installations tested, and the result was only a one percent rate of air leakage – that means that the system is performing well above the recommended standards. When you have a system installed that exceeds the new codes, your air quality will improve as well.

Keeping the air in your home clean is not an easy task, but if you consider these tips, you will ensure a serious decrease in the amount of allergens and contaminants in the air. You will ensure that your family is protected from bacteria and viruses, making it much easier to breathe every time you walk in the door.