Optimize Indoor Air Quality for a Clean, Healthy Home
Despite the numerous hazards in the air outside, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the air inside your home is about 70 percent worse. Luckily, there are many measures you can take to improve the air quality in your residence and ensure the health and safety of your family. Next Level HVAC is a licensed, accredited company serving Sonoma County and Marin County, and we’re ready to help make your air system cleaner and more efficient with services like duct sealing and cleaning and installation of filters.
Duct cleaning can help ensure the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating and make the air in your home safer to breathe. Accumulating mold and dust in your air system can spread airborne pathogens and allergens, which is especially risky to those with asthma. Mildew and pest droppings settled in the ducts can cause an odor, and if you’re a pet owner, your animal’s hair and dander can contribute to this too. Any blockage in your AC or heat system can reduce the flow of air, increasing the needed energy output and costing you money.
The EPA most strongly recommends using this service in the following circumstances:
Known infestation of rodents or bugs in the ductwork
Visible expulsion of dirt or dust particles from the vents
Presence of mold
Your air system could be losing up to 40 percent of its heat or AC output due to leaks. Openings in the ducts result in an uneven distribution of air, making some parts of your home significantly cooler or hotter than they should be. Additionally, if your air system runs through a dusty area, like the basement or attic, debris could get into the ductwork and be carried into your home. At Next Level HVAC, our experts can find leaks in your ducts and seal them to prevent loss of AC or heat and maximize efficiency.
Air and Furnace Filters
Filters are designed to trap outside dust, dirt, and pollutants that may be brought indoors through your heat or AC. However, air and furnace filters can work against you if you don’t replace them regularly. If they become clogged, this could put a strain on your air system. It’s recommended that you change your filter every few months. You may have to do this more frequently when your system is getting a lot of use, like during a hot, dry summer.
You deserve fresh, clean air in your home. Next Level HVAC in Santa Rosa, California, can provide these air quality services, and more, with skills and expertise. To get started, call us today at 707-228-9921.