According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors. That’s exactly why your home needs better indoor air quality. Martens Plumbing & Heating is here to help—we’re sharing five tips you can use to ensure the air you breathe inside is as clean as possible. Read them over, then call 262-363-7146 with questions.
Change Out Your Air Filter
As part of your HVAC system, air filters are integral to your home’s indoor air quality. Filters capture a large part of the pollutants traveling through your system, preventing them from reaching you and your family. This makes it especially important to keep an eye on them, as clogged filters capture fewer contaminants, block airflow, and put extra stress on your system. Follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on when to change air filters and inspect them every few months to be sure as well.
Get a Whole-Home Air Purifier
These systems are becoming more popular every year in Mukwonago-area homes like yours. Whole-home air purifiers work in tandem with your HVAC systems to capture and eliminate the causes behind poor indoor air quality, including dust, dirt, bacteria, odors, and more. You can also put portable purifiers in each room to help remove airborne pollutants.
Clean Your Carpets and Rugs
Carpets and rugs are great for adding comfort, style, and warmth to your home, but they can also harbor pollutants like dust, dirt, and pet dander. Try vacuuming your carpets and rugs every week to keep your home—and your air—as clean as can be. Also, consider having your carpets deep cleaned once a year.
Install Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Humidity has more to do with your home comfort than you might think. When the temperature drops, it can result in dry air too. This can lead to problems with dry skin, cracking wooden furniture, and static electricity. Likewise, when the weather gets warm, it can increase your home humidity, causing issues with moisture such as mold and mildew.
Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers from Martens Plumbing can help bring much-needed moisture balance to your home and keep you comfortable all year long, no matter what the weather might bring.
Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers
These units work wonders for indoor air quality by trading that stale air inside your home for fresh, clean air from the outside—all while keeping your indoor temps stable. Plus, Martens Plumbing can design an HVAC plan that will help ensure these ventilation systems perform in all seasons, increasing air quality and decreasing moisture problems.
For Improved Air Quality in Waukesha County, Contact Martens Plumbing & Heating
Mukwonago-area homeowners know to trust the plumbing and heating professionals who’ve been serving your community since 1956. You can rely on us for the right combination of indoor air quality solutions that will fit your Wisconsin home. Give our Bryant® experts a call at 262-363-7146 or send us a message today.