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Are you wondering whether the air quality inside your Alexander City, AL, home is safe enough for your family? Discover how to improve your home’s indoor air quality, and learn about three benefits you and your family will enjoy by doing so.

A Better-Smelling Home

You’ll notice that your home increasingly smells bad when the HVAC system can’t eliminate chemicals, bacteria, smoke, dirt, pet dander or dust. Work hard to improve your home’s indoor air quality and you’ll benefit from a house that smells much fresher and more inviting.

One tip for improving air quality is to make it a habit of replacing the air filter every 30–90 days. Your HVAC system’s air filter works to keep dirt, dust, pollen, dander and other debris from entering your home’s living environment. If you allow the filter to become clogged, then your home will fill up with dust and other contaminants that negatively affect your indoor air quality.

Another benefit to a clean air filter is that it keeps your HVAC system from overworking. This helps to eliminate costly HVAC repairs.

Reduce Allergens Inside Your Home

Poor indoor air quality triggers anyone suffering from asthma, allergies or respiratory problems. Working toward better air quality will relieve many of the symptoms related to these conditions. Schedule a professional AC unit tune-up once a year in order to make sure your system operates properly.

Improve Sleep Patterns

Poor sleeping patterns are a direct result of poor air quality. Conditions such as sleep apnea and allergies worsen as a result of poor air quality, making it more difficult to sleep well. Improving your home’s indoor air quality reduces the chances of triggering symptoms and creates a more relaxing sleep environment.

It’s a good idea to hire the pros to inspect your air ducts annually. Without proper maintenance, leaky ductwork can create poor airflow and contribute to poor sleeping patterns.

Would you like to find out whether your home’s indoor air quality needs improvement? Contact one of our Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC, representatives and we’ll schedule an HVAC system maintenance appointment. Our comfort advisers will then recommend maintenance to meet your specific needs.