No matter how carefully you clean, it’s nearly impossible to ensure good indoor air quality without a little extra help. By using a quality air purifier, you’ll eliminate more dust in your air, as well as any ragweed pollen and other air contaminants common in the Grand Traverse County area.
- Choose a comprehensive system – Many air purifiers contain several purification methods, such as a HEPA filter, an electrostatic precipitator and a UV light. The HEPA filter and electrostatic system can trap dust, while the UV light will reduce mold and bacteria.
- Consider placement carefully – Positioning your air cleaner near your front door helps trap dust before it gets into your home. If you have allergies or asthma symptoms, the bedroom is another good location for your air cleaner.
- Put an air purifier in every room – A portable air cleaner can purify the air only in the room it’s in. For clean air throughout your home, either use multiple portable systems or a whole-house air purifier.
- Close your doors and windows – Open doors and windows can let in a constant stream of air contaminants no air purification system can keep up with.
- Stay on top of maintenance – A dirty, clogged air cleaner is less efficient. Replace your system’s filter and clean its components on schedule recommended by the manufacturer.
Boost Your Air Purifier’s Effectiveness
The less dust and air contaminants floating around your home, the better your air purification system can work to trap tiny, lung-irritating particles. When you dust furniture, use a microfiber cloth or damp rag to pick up dust rather than spreading it around. Vacuum at least twice a week after dusting, and take special care in the corners of your rooms and around baseboards. Lastly, change your HVAC system’s filter on schedule and consider upgrading to a more efficient filter.
For more pro tips on making the most of your air purification system or improving your air quality, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing in the Grand Traverse County area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air purifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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