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How Clean Is the Air You Breathe?


We can’t answer this question through a blog post, but what we can do is offer some advice and tips on how to make your home’s air more healthy and breathable in general.

After all, preventing germ transmission is a hot topic these days! Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and related news, families are seeking ways to keep their homes as healthy as possible.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that the products and services we offer will significantly reduce this kind of risk and we urge you to follow CDC guidelines as well as our state mandates in this case.

Additionally, we can inform you of our products and services that will help keep your home’s air cleaner and your family healthier and more comfortable in general. By implementing the right practices in your living space, including covering your mouths when you cough or sneeze and washing hands, you and your family can improve your immunity and ideally limit your risk of germ and virus transmission. Read on to learn how!

A Clean Home Starts with a Clean AC System

When’s the last time your air conditioner was cleaned, inside and out? We hope you can say this happened this past spring. After all, we recommend professional AC maintenance each spring for your central air conditioner or heat pump, and each fall for your heating system. Part of this maintenance session involves thoroughly cleaning your HVAC system, including the:

  • Blower fan
  • Evaporator and condenser coil
  • Air filter*

Keeping your climate control system clean is the first step in maintaining a healthy indoor air environment for your family, but not the only step.

*Your air filter should be changed every 1-3 months during periods of HVAC use. It is in place to protect your air conditioner and forced-air heating system, not necessarily your indoor air!

What Shape Are Your Ducts In?

Let’s not forget about the “V” part of your HVAC system–the ventilation system, or rather, the ductwork. Air flows through your ductwork–expelling hot air outdoors and bringing chilled air in. Unfortunately, ductwork can be infiltrated by a number of contaminants such as allergens, mold spores, and other debris from outside. This can get blown into your home, or even trapped in your home in the registers.

It’s estimated that almost 40 pounds of duct can build up in your home each year. As you can imagine, some of that sits in your ductwork. Give us a call to learn more about the benefits of professional duct cleaning!

Do You Need New Windows or Doors?

What kind of shape are your windows in? How about your doors? Older windows and doors start to degrade and don’t insulate your home very well. Not only can this allow drafts that negatively impact the efficiency of your climate control systems, but it can also allow contaminants and pollutants in.

Do You Have an Air Purifier?

Last but certainly not least, it may be time for you to consider the installation of a whole-house air purifier. There are many types of air purifiers on the market, all with their own list of benefits.

Contact us today to learn more about our air purifier services! We provide standard air purifier options as well as UV air purifiers that tackle bacteria and microorganisms inside your ductwork before it even has a chance to enter your indoor air!

It may be time to install an air purifier in your Lakewood, WA home. Contact Sunset Air for the job!

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