Arizona living is best for many people during the winter months. No matter where you look, snowbirds from several northern states flock to the warmth and temperate weather that the State of Arizona showcases proudly from November till April. As a result, many residents of ‘The Grand Canyon State’ often turn off their air conditioning units, and open their windows for a breath of fresh air.
Is the air we introduce to our home really that fresh?
The truth is when we open the doors and windows our indoor air quality becomes more contaminated with pollutants that can lead to breathing issues; especially for peoplewho live with COPD or immune deficiencies daily. Add these pollutants to a central heating unit, (which unlike the a/c is active during the Arizona winter months due to cold desert nights), that might have dirty filtration and the end result is a less than clean indoor air filtration system.
Fortunately, there are many simple and cost effective solutions that any home or business owner can engage which will keep your inside air filtration system clean and provide you with a healthier and better quality of life.
Here are two easy things you can do to ensure your indoor air filtration system keeps the air you breathe daily and nightly as clean as possible.
Tip # 1: Have Your Heating Ducts and Filters Cleaned on Regular Intervals
Just like keeping your car running smooth, making sure to have your heating air ducts and filters cleaned on a routine basis is the easiest way to keep the air you breathe inside as clean as possible. There are many pollutants in the air we breathe that eventually become filtered inside our residents or businesses we work.
This dirty air is compacted by living in the desert where dirt, pollens, and other contaminates become trapped in the filtration system inside our homes. Once the weather gets cold at night, and we fire up our heaters, this dirty air is cycled through our homes. And when the filters and air ducts are dirty, this becomes a habitual problem.
A great tip is to make sure to have your air ducts cleaned and filters replaced on a six-month schedule. One great program is to schedule this service at the same time most of America changes their clocks. Although we don’t do this in our state, having your filters and air ducts cleaned in early November and May are great ways of keeping you inside air clean.
Tip #2: Check your Window Seals
Another easy thing you can do to improve the inside air you breathe is to have your window seals inspected on an annual basis.Over time, window seals and seals on doors tend to wear out – especially when they are exposed to the hot summertime sun and temperatures we experience in Arizona. When the seals wear out, dirty air enters our homes and businesses. A great and easy tip is to have them inspected once per year, just to make sure you’re not letting in any unwanted dirty air into your clean home.
Without question these two easy steps are simply the best method of keeping the air you breathe inside your home or business as clean as possible. A great resource to rely on to keep your indoor air quality at optimal levels all year long are the professionals at Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling.
Servicing the entire Phoenix metro area with pride for decades, Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling has a program tailor-made to meet your individual needs. And if you’re in need of a more comprehensive air filtration system we have just the system for your home or office. Contact us today to ask about how Scottsdale Air Heating and Cooling can keep the air you breathe in your home or business as clean as possible.