In Palm Springs, CA, indoor air quality is harder to come by than it seems. Our desert climate means that there’s a lot of dust in the air, augmented by pollen and allergens in the spring. Your home should be a respite from that, which means keeping your indoor air quality as high as possible. Doing so takes diligence and effort, but you can get help from your air conditioning service technician. Here are 3 steps to breathing cleaner air in your home.
- Replace the filters in your air conditioner regularly and keep your HVAC unit clean. The filters help keep dirt and dust out of your AC system, which can be distributed through your house via the air ducts. Replacing your filter often will prevent this from happening, as will routine maintenance sessions from an air conditioning service expert. He can clean the dust and grime off of your system, as wells as performing other little steps to keep your system running the way it should. If possible, use a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter, which is extremely effective.
- Test for radon. Radon is an odorless invisible gas that increases the risk of lung cancer and can be found almost anywhere. Getting your home tested for radon on a regular basis is a good idea, especially if you plan to sell it or refinance it anytime in the near future.
- Keep humidity levels low. Ideally, you want humidity levels in your home to be around 30%-35%. That’s not too hard in a desert climate like ours, but you can help by running your air conditioner regularly and using a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low. Along those lines, make sure any issues with your air conditioner are dealt with promptly.
For help with these 3 steps to breathing cleaner air for your home, and for indoor air quality issues in general, talk to the good people at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning. We have the experience and know-how to handle indoor air quality issues in Palm Springs, and we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Give us a call today.