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How HVAC Maintenance Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

bonney hvac tech changing a home air filter

As a resident of California, you already know just how important air quality is, and it’s especially crucial in urban areas like Sacramento. Pollutants are constantly in the air – vehicle emissions, industrial plants, and regional wildfires. Poor weather conditions can also trap those pollutants, degrading the air quality in the region. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollutants are usually 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Poor air quality has been linked to health issues, including respiratory diseases. Since most Americans spend 90 percent of their time inside, it’s necessary to ensure the air quality in your home doesn’t negatively impact your health. One of the best ways to protect yourself from poor indoor air quality is with regular HVAC maintenance. 

If you want cleaner air at home, learn our top three HVAC maintenance tips for improving indoor air quality. 

1. Check the Air Filter

Air filters keep the dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens out of your living space. As they do their job and trap the pesky particles, they become dirty and clogged with contaminants. If they aren’t replaced or cleaned regularly, those clogged filters will not remove those particles from your home and greatly slow down air circulation.

Typically, most HVAC air filters must be replaced every one to three months, depending on their type, the number of people or animals in your home, and your particular indoor air quality filtration goals. If you don’t know how often to replace your air filters, you can consult an HVAC technician to receive their advice and have them swap out your filters.

2. Keep the Evaporator Coil Clean

A dirty evaporator coil can raise the humidity levels indoors. On top of being uncomfortable, humidity also creates the perfect environment for dust mites and other biological growth to thrive. These are only some of the issues that are created when an HVAC system’s evaporator coil remains dirty. Contact a professional HVAC technician at least once or twice a year to have them properly inspect and clean the evaporator coil.

3. Clear the Air Ducts

A routine maintenance check will allow you to make sure the air ducts aren’t accumulating too much dust and debris. If they have a lot of dust and debris on or in them, they’ll spread dust particles throughout your home. During an HVAC maintenance visit, a technician can inspect your ducts and identify if they need a professional cleaning from Bonney to improve your air quality.

How Can Bonney Help Me Improve the Air Quality in My Home?

Alongside performing the maintenance services above and any others that improve indoor air quality, our team can install whole-home indoor air quality filtration solutions in your home. These solutions can significantly reduce the two primary pollutants —particulate matter and gaseous pollutants. Some examples of particulate matter include animal dander, dust mites, pollen, and carpet fibers. Gaseous pollutants are caused by combustion processes from stoves, some cleaning products containing VOCs, and pesticides, such as ant and spider sprays.

Either type of pollutant can reduce your home’s air quality, but you can take action to keep them out of your air with a whole-home air purifier. Our iWave Bipolar Ionization Air Purifier is one of the best whole-home HVAC systems for eliminating contaminants in your home, as the system removes the hydrogen particles that bacteria, viruses, and pollutants need to live. It also clumps smaller contaminants together, such as dust, dander, and pollen, to make them large enough for your HVAC system’s filters to catch.

Another option is the Air Scrubber Plus Air. The air scrubber uses scrubber ions hyperoxides to keep contaminants off of your surfaces and eliminate them from the air. It’s also an excellent solution for smoke and odors, as the scrubbing particles will stop the particles responsible for creating a foul-smelling odor. Since this system isn’t as great at removing inanimate particles like dust and pollen, we’d recommend pairing the Air Scrubber Plus with a professional-grade filter.

Contact Bonney for HVAC Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality Solutions in Sacramento

If you need air quality or HVAC maintenance services near you in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, Bonney can help. Once you contact us for an HVAC tune-up, our team will inspect your unit and perform any necessary maintenance to improve your home’s air quality. We also offer Bonney Beyond, an annual maintenance contract, which ensures you receive regular HVAC maintenance throughout the year. Additionally, our indoor air quality solutions can reduce the number of pollutants and allergens in your home.

Learn more about our HVAC maintenance services and air quality solutions today. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us. You can also browse our coupons and financing services to ensure any service you receive fits your budget.