Tips to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Air Conditioning, HVAC, Tips, Tune-Up

Many people are not aware of this, but the average duct system in the Fultondale area is 25-30 years old. Many people don’t even realize that their duct system is now obsolete. These duct systems are neglected for a very simple reason: “Out of sight, out of mind.”

Just because you can’t see the signs of an outdated duct system, doesn’t mean you aren’t feeling the effects of it. Many of them have leaks. This wastes energy by dumping the cool air out into your basement or attic, costing you a small fortune in utility bills. Not only that, but an improperly sealed system can allow access for all kinds of bacteria, dust mites and molds.

As you can imagine, leaks and wind can stir up all the dust, pollen, as well as other allergens and contaminants blowing them into your home. That’s why your friends at Alatec Heating and Cooling want to remind our customers about the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). Many times, the IAQ is worse than the actual air quality outside. This is due to several factors, including your home’s HVAC system circulating airborne germs and dirt throughout the home.

There are many solutions to improving your home’s indoor air quality, including:

Air Filter Quality

  • This is the place to start and it is easy to do yourself. Replacing your air filter regularly is crucial to maintaining healthy IAQ.

  • Alatec can also test your air and provide you a report !

HVAC Maintenance

  • Regular inspection and tune-ups of your home’s HVAC system will keep it running efficiently and will help detect and prevent bigger issues and breakdowns.

  • It also helps your system control and maintain superior indoor air quality.

  • Our professionally-licensed and certified HVAC professionals can make it easier on you to schedule and stay on top of maintenance.

HVAC Replacement

  • If your system is experiencing frequent breakdowns and in need of what seems like never-ending repairs, it could be time for a system replacement. This is especially true if your system is more than 12-15 years old.

  • The good news is that Alatec offers a complete line of Rheem systems that bring efficiency and dependability to your home.

  • With a new system installation, you can also ensure great IAQ with whole-home-humidifiers, air purification systems, and other IAQ solutions such as ultraviolet lights systems.

Older systems can put a potential burden on your home's HVAC ability to perform. We get your home back to normal fast! Call Alatec today for a thorough inspection of your system and your home’s indoor air quality. We serve the Fultondale and Greater Birmingham area and stand ready to answer your call. Don’t forget to check us out of Facebook too!