It’s National Clean Air Month! Did you know that the quality of air in your home is super important for your comfort and health, yet it’s often something we don’t think about much? Yep, it’s easy to overlook until something goes wrong. But actually, the air we breathe is key to keeping us feeling great. On top of that, studies show that most air inside the home is up to five times more polluted than outside air. So, in this friendly guide, your pals at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning are going to share the common slip-ups that can lower your indoor air quality (IAQ). So, let’s dive in and make sure you’re breathing happy, healthy air at home! 

You Shouldn’t Skip Your Air Filter Changes   

Switching out your air filters might feel like a small task, but it’s a big player in keeping your indoor air quality top-notch. Think of air filters as your home’s first line of defense against things like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other airborne contaminants. When they get clogged, not only does it affect the airflow, but all that collected gunk can end up back in your living space. 

Here’s what to keep in mind: 

  • Stick to what the maker says – swap out those filters every 1 to 2 months. Keep in mind, your filter changes vary upon several factors like the kind of filters you use, if you have pets, any allergies, and how much you’re using your system. 
  • Make it a habit – check on your filters every month. A good trick is setting a calendar reminder so you don’t forget. By staying on top of filter changes, you’re going to boost airflow and make the air in your home a lot nicer to breathe. 

You Shouldn’t Ignore Moisture in Your Home   

Too much moisture can cause mold to grow, which is a big concern for indoor air quality and can your respiratory health. If you’re finding that high humidity is a common issue in your home, it might be the perfect time to think about getting a whole-home dehumidifier. Not only is excess moisture uncomfortable, but it’s also not great for your breathing. Not sure where to start? No worries! Give us a ring, and we’ll help point you in the right direction! 

You Shouldn’t Allow Odors to Stuff Up Your Home   

It’s normal for odors to happen. It’s definitely a natural occurrence and nothing to be ashamed of. Though, keep in mind whether it’s from home cooking, pets, or other regular household activities, odors can quickly build up and stuff up your home. This of course will lower your home’s indoor air quality.  

Here’s how to kick those odors and pollutants to the curb: 

  • Think about a whole-home air purifier: Adding one to your place can make a huge difference. These gadgets tie into your HVAC system to trap and eliminate odors and unwanted airborne contaminants We are big fans of the iWave-R. Its innovative technology uses ions to tackle allergens bacteria efficiently. Plus, it’s got a neat self-cleaning feature, so it’s a pretty low maintenance method with high benefits to boost IAQ. 
  • Say yes to UV Lights: UV lights paired with your HVAC are an effective method to use; they will thoroughly clean the air as it flows through your ducts. Typically, UV lights are installed right in the air ducts or air handlers, where they work their magic on airborne germs and pollutants, leaving your air fresh and clean before it is recirculated back throughout your home. And guess what? They’re also super low on the maintenance scale. The bulbs only need a swap every 2-3 years, which your HVAC technician can actually do during your regular annual check-ups.  

Your home is your sanctuary – a cozy spot where you should feel safe and snug. A big part of making sure it stays that way is making sure the air you breathe doesn’t mess with your health. Paying attention to the little things and taking some proactive steps can really boost your home’s air quality. Just remember, it’s those little, everyday efforts that pile up and make a huge difference over time. 

Let us be your friendly guide on your air quality journey! Call Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (937) 230-5521, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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