Pollutants in your Greenville, South Carolina, home could be causing poor indoor air quality. Some of the leading contributors include off-gassing carpets, furniture and plastics. Pet dander, dust and combustion gases also cause air quality problems. Here are three products that could improve the quality of your home’s air.

Air Filter

Your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace has an air filter. All of the cooled or warmed air passes through the filter before it enters the ducts and passes through the vents and into your living spaces. Air filters need to be changed every 30 to 90 days. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing a clogged filter could lower your heating and cooling system’s energy usage by 5 to 15 percent. Choose the highest minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) you can. They capture the smallest particles from your home’s air.

Air Purifier

A whole-home air purifier removes bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen and pet dander from your home. Those with activated charcoal or carbon filters also remove odors from your home’s air. They work along with your heating and cooling system. You can also get a portable air purifier for use in one room.

Exhaust Ventilation System

An exhaust ventilation system depressurizes your house. It blows air from indoors to the outdoors through specific vents. Energy recovery and heat recovery ventilation systems could lower your home’s energy usage, especially during the hot and humid summer weather in Greenville. Another type of whole-house ventilation system to consider is a supply ventilation system. It works with your heating and cooling system by bringing in air from the outdoors. The outdoor air passes through the system’s filter, removing contaminants so they don’t enter your living spaces.

To learn more about products and services to improve the indoor air quality in your home, check out Preferred Choice Heating and Air’s indoor air quality services or call today.

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