About a year ago, I noticed that whenever I cooked something with a strong smell, the smell would spread throughout the whole new home and linger for a long time.
It made me guess that both of us might have concerns with indoor air pollen levels.
If smells were getting trapped in the house, I assumed that dust, dander, pollen bacteria and other toxins were also contained inside. With all of the recent concerns with covid, I worried about the health of our residing environment. I called up a local Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier and asked them to complete testing and provide recommendations. The serviceman maintained the furnace, a/c system and HVAC duct and found a considerable buildup of dust inside the equipment, but he completed a full cleaning and advocated that I replace air filters more often. He also told me about the benefits of in-duct whole-house air purifiers. This type of purifier treats the air as it passes through the ducts. It also sends ions into the new home that kills pathogens and causes particles to clump together and fall out of the air. I now make sure to have the furnace and a/c system professionally cleaned every year. I am diligent about replacing air filters every 6 weeks. By taking better care of the heating and cooling system, I am hoping that it will operate more reliably, last longer and provide better comfort. Since installing the whole-house air purifier, I’ve noticed the new home stays a lot cleaner. I don’t need to vacuum or dust as often and cooking smells no longer hang around. I have a lot more confidence in the quality of our breathing air.