Making sure the air inside your Birmingham home is clean and free of pollutants can ensure the safest environment for every member of your family. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified short and long-term health effects from prolonged exposure to common pollutants found in indoor air. Here are some tips for ensuring a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.

Invest in High-Quality Air Filters

Modern filters can trap pollutants and particulates before they reach the living areas of your home. This can be especially important for family members with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions that can be triggered by dust, mold and other common contaminants in the home environment. Installing an air purifier can remove even more particulates and pollutants to ensure that the air inside your home is clean and healthy to breathe.

Dehumidify Your Home

Microbes and mold need a damp environment to grow and spread. The experts at WebMD recommend installing a dehumidifier to manage moisture in the air and to suppress the growth of these contaminants in air ducts and elsewhere in your home.

Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular maintenance by a qualified company can ensure that your HVAC system is clean and free from dust and debris in your air ducts. This can reduce the risk of pollutants and contaminants entering your living areas. By installing new air filters and checking on the performance of your air purifier, your HVAC technician can ensure the best air quality for your Birmingham home.

At Total Comfort Heating and Air, we offer expert advice and services designed to help you and your family enjoy the cleanest, freshest air inside your Birmingham home. To learn more about our full line of residential services and how they can help you improve the quality of your indoor air, call us today. Our friendly and courteous NATE-certified technicians will be happy to assist you with all your HVAC needs.