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Improving Indoor Air Quality: The Key to a Healthy Home in Terre Haute

Updated: Jun 26

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In Terre Haute, where seasons change dramatically, maintaining a comfortable and healthy home environment is essential. One crucial aspect often overlooked is indoor air quality (IAQ). Your HVAC system plays a significant role in ensuring your family breathes clean, fresh air year-round.

Here’s how you can enhance IAQ in your Terre Haute home.

1. Regular HVAC Maintenance: Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system is vital for optimal performance and IAQ. Schedule a professional inspection and cleaning at least once a year, preferably before the start of the heating or cooling season.

2. Air Exchange Systems: Consider installing an air exchange system, also known as a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV). These systems help exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, improving IAQ without compromising energy efficiency.

3. Air Filtration and Purification: Invest in high-quality air filters and air purifiers to capture and eliminate airborne pollutants, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Look for filters with a MERV rating of 8 or higher for optimal performance.

4. Humidity Control: Maintaining the right humidity level in your home is crucial for IAQ. Too much moisture can lead to mold growth, while too little can cause dry skin and respiratory issues. Use a humidifier or dehumidifier to keep humidity levels between 30% and 50%.

5. Duct Cleaning: Over time, dust, debris, and other contaminants can accumulate in your ductwork, affecting IAQ. Schedule professional duct cleaning every few years to ensure your ducts are clean and free of pollutants.

6. Carbon Monoxide Detection: Install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors near bedrooms and your HVAC system. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly if not detected early.

7. Professional Assessment: For a comprehensive IAQ assessment, consider hiring a professional HVAC contractor. They can identify specific IAQ issues in your home and recommend solutions tailored to your needs.

At Ultra Heating and Cooling, we understand the importance of IAQ for your family's health and comfort. Our team of experienced technicians is here to help you improve your home's IAQ. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you breathe easier in your Terre Haute home.

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