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Fall and Air Filters

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As the days get shorter, you may find yourself spending even more time indoors to escape the cooler weather and enjoy the luxuries of a nice and cozy home. Or you may be in your office more regularly with your kids back at school. Anyway, you find yourself inside the fall. It's important to keep your building’s indoor air quality in mind. The air inside your home or office can be stale and filled with harmful bacteria and allergens. Your best defense to poor air quality is taking care of your HVAC system and ensuring you have the proper air filter installed.

Air Filter Basics

An air filter’s basic function is to trap particles and pollutants that are in your indoor air. It traps things such as dust, dirt, dander, mold spores, and more. It’s important to change your air filter when it’s dirty, as clogged air filters lead to HVAC unit malfunctions. You should check your air filter, at least, once a month to ensure it’s clean. If it looks dirty, chances are it is and should be replaced. If you’re not sure if it’s dirty you can shine a light though it, if you can see the light on the other side you should be good, if not it’s too full and should be replaced.

How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Here are some simple steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality:

  • Don’t use harsh perfumes, air fresheners, or other aerosol odor reducers. These are bad to breathe in and can get trapped in your home’s air.

  • Clean your carpets, furniture, drapes, and other fabric surfaces often.

  • Brush your pets outside so their fur doesn’t get trapped in your home’s air and air filter.

  • Install a full home air purification or filtration system. This can help clean and cycle better, cleaner air through your home or business.

How We Can Help

There are many ways our talented team of HVAC specialists can help improve your home or business's indoor air quality. One way is to enroll in our FilterFetch program. Through this program, you can receive top-of-the-line air filters delivered right to your door. You’ll also receive alerts to remind you when it’s time to change your filter. This way, you’ll never be without a quality filter when it’s time to swap out the old, dirty one.

Our team is also available to run maintenance checks on your HVAC system to ensure it’s running smoothly and efficiently. We can diagnose and fix any issue before it might snowball into a bigger problem. We can also install air filtration or purification systems to help cycle cleaner, healthier air through your building.

For all of your indoor air quality needs and questions contact 1st Home & Commercial Services at (512) 957-2992! Make 1st Home Your 1st Call!