With the weather as hot as it has been these past several weeks, it’s no surprise that more of us are spending more and more of our time indoors under the guard of the trusty air conditioner. With all that added time in air-conditioned homes, it’s important to make the air quality a priority, and luckily there are a few simple things you can do to help keep the air quality in your home healthy and comfortable.

First, if you haven’t already, you’ll want to clean your air filter about once a month. A dirty air filter not only causes your AC to work harder to pump the same amount of air through your home, but it also makes that air less than what you may expect.

The next place to look is your air ducts themselves. Over time dust, lint and other debris build up in the air ducts and do their part to pollute the air going through them. Dirty air ducts also cause air restriction, making your whole system work harder to pump the air through the ducts. The cleaner the ducts, the better quality air you’ll have and the more efficiently your air conditioning system will run.

Now that you’ve got your air filters and your air ducts are taken care of, it’s time to look at an air purification system. It’s a simple little device that’s pretty easy to install and setup, and can usually be done by a professional in little time. The whole thing works by emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light to kill air-born bacteria and viruses.

With these three simple steps, you can be well on your way to ensuring your home has a safe and healthy air quality level.

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