Change the HVAC Filter
HVAC filters do a great job capturing airborne dust, pet hair, dander, and other irritants, but after a while, they get clogged and need to be replaced. In addition to losing their effectiveness in terms of maintaining good indoor air quality, clogged filters can slow airflow through the system and put unnecessary stress on your home or business’s HVAC system. It’s a good idea to change them every 90 days to prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system and the quality of your indoor air.
We provide air duct and dryer vent cleaning and HVAC installation, replacement, maintenance, and repair services. Our technicians are highly trained and have decades of experience performing these services for our residential and business customers. For cleaning services, you may choose to sign up for scheduled biannual or annual appointments, depending on your needs.
Clean the Ducts
Not everyone needs to clean their home’s ductwork–for example, if you just completed a new furnace installation with us, your ducts should be in great shape. Over time though, dust, debris, mold, and mildew can build up inside your ducts. If left unchecked, your HVAC system will eventually have no choice but to expel these irritants throughout your home via ductwork. Timely duct cleaning is vital for freshening up the air which flows through your home.
Keep Your Floors Clean
Allergens and chemicals collect in household dust, which is why we suggest vacuuming your floors at least twice a week. And if you can do it with a vacuum cleaner that’s equipped with a HEPA filter, even better. A vacuum with a HEPA filter, rotating brush, and good suction can help reduce allergen levels in your home. For hard floors, you can use plain water and a mop, or a dry microfiber dust mop, to wipe up dust and allergens. Also, as every homeowner knows, people track all kinds of things on their shoes: chemicals, pesticides, lead from ground pollution, pollen, and dirt. Having everyone wipe their feet at the door and remove their shoes is one of the best things you can do to keep your floors clean.
Use a Dehumidifier
Mildew, mold, and dust mites love a warm, humid atmosphere, but you can make it hard on them by keeping your indoor air at 30%-50% humidity. Your HVAC system should help achieve this goal, while also reducing indoor pollen count–but make sure to use a dehumidifier whenever necessary, especially if someone in your home has breathing problems. Moreover, take care to eliminate the chances of mold growth—for example, fix leaky plumbing, don’t water your houseplants too much, use a bathroom fan to ventilate steam when showering, and promptly empty the drip pan in your dehumidifier.
Ensure High-Quality Indoor Air Today
Improving and maintaining your indoor air quality is a multistep process that includes changing your air filters, having your ductwork cleaned, and timely HVAC repair. While the job might seem daunting at first, one call to Miller Premier Services is all it takes to access our broad portfolio of professional services and ensure high-quality indoor air all year long.