How to use your air conditioner to improve your indoor air quality this winter
Healthy air is essential for a healthy home
Today, air quality has become a big concern for many Aussie homeowners, especially people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Considering how much time we spend in closed environments, breathing healthy air is a top priority.
Take a breath of fresh air at home this winter following these simple steps for how your air con can improve indoor air quality.
First steps towards improving your indoor air quality at home
Get your home air tested
Having an air quality test first can help to identify any potential indoor air threats. Once you know which potential pollutants nest in your home, you can evaluate the threat level and find appropriate remedies. From household chemicals, smoke, and carbon monoxide to biological contaminants, your indoor air quality may be significantly altered.
That’s why knowledge and awareness are your best defence against these silent but sometimes serious threats.
Welcome some fresh air in
In general, this is the cheapest and most efficient solution to ensure that fresh air comes into your home. When the weather allows, just open your windows and patio doors and allow the clean air to circulate throughout your home!
If you live in a green area, you should take full advantage of a nice crisp air this upcoming winter.
More fresh solutions for using your home air conditioner
Depending on what heating, humidity or air con systems you use, you may be improving or affecting your indoor air quality. Here is some advice on how to use them correctly to reduce indoor allergens and increase your fresh air dose.
Trust the air you breathe by using clean air con filters
Before switching to heating, make sure your electric heater or reverse-cycle air conditioner is properly equipped for the cold season. Forced-air heating can blow dust into your home. For this reason, make sure to clean the filters regularly to keep dust particles away and maintain your home air quality in great condition.
Switch to the dehumidification mode when necessary
Sometimes it’s not about the temperature but the humidity. As you already know, mould and mildew thrive in an excessively humid environment. Therefore, the “dry mode” on your air con controls the humidity levels, preventing the spread of home allergens. This way, you and your family can breathe easier.
Use high-quality air purifiers
Choose an advanced air cleaning filter. Not only that it prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses but it also freshens up room air quality. Also, this technology will keep you free from other unwanted odours in your home.
Improve your home air quality with Jaric
If you have any questions about how you can improve the air quality at your place, call Jaric Air Conditioning at 1300 452 742 and get personalised advice and solutions.