Your Newman, Georgia, home should be a clean comfortable oasis for your family, and keeping indoor air quality high is essential for keeping your family happy and healthy. Not sure where to start tackling indoor pollution or airborne contaminants? From changing HVAC filters regularly to opting for HVAC add-ons, discover four tricks to improve air quality in your home.

Change HVAC Filters Frequently

For most Newman homeowners, HVAC filters are your first line of defense against common indoor pollutants, such as dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. To keep air quality high, start by replacing your current HVAC filter with one that’s sized properly and that has a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating between 9 and 12. This MERV rating will improve efficiency while filtering key contaminants out of the air supply. Set a reminder to replace the filter at least every 90 days for optimal air quality.

Moderate Humidity and Ventilation Levels

High humidity and poor ventilation can present air quality problems for Newman homeowners all year round. First, keep airborne moisture in check by setting the humidity level on your thermostat to 50 percent or less. Open all vents and registers in your home to increase airflow and improve ventilation in every room.

Opt for HVAC Add-Ons

If your home suffers from serious humidity, ventilation, or contaminant issues, the Scott Walker Heating and Air team often recommends investing in a whole-home dehumidifier, air purifier, or energy-recovery ventilator. All of these HVAC add-ons work with your heating and cooling system to improve air quality throughout your home while optimizing HVAC efficiency.

Create a Regular Cleaning Schedule

To give your indoor air quality an extra boost, create a regular cleaning schedule for your home. Weekly vacuuming, dusting, and mopping can keep dust, pet dander, pollen, and other pollutants to a minimum and prevent them from contaminating your home’s air supply.

Whether you need more information about best practices for indoor air quality or you want to learn about HVAC add-ons, we’re at your service. Call the HVAC professionals at Scott Walker Heating and Air at 770-282-5061.

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