North County’s Stillman Heating and Air Provides Homeowners with Tips to Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants

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Carlsbad, California residents urged to prepare for coming fall allergies and dips in temperatures by following simple home-maintenance rules.

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Studies show, headaches, breathing problems, or frequent sneezing could be due to the air in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor air. Air pollutants such as dust particles, microbes, and toxic chemicals can cause flue-like symptoms such as headaches and respiratory irritation, as well as aggravate asthma and allergy conditions.

Luckily, homeowners seeking better air conditioning can perform a few simple tasks to help reduce or eliminate these indoor air pollutants. North County HVAC company Stillman Heating and Air recommends the following:

1.    Have a professional inspect, clean and tune-up the home’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system annually. This will ensure the unit is operating at optimum efficiency and will prevent future issues.

2.    Clean duct-work on a regular basis. Circulating built-up dust and dirt will only make a home’s air quality worse. It is recommended to inspect and clean a home’s air ducts every two years. Homeowners can periodically do this themselves with rags and a vacuum hose, but a professional cleaning every five to seven years can eliminate mold or bacteria that have accumulated.

3.    Change air filters. This may seem pretty obvious, but dirty air filters are the number one cause for poor home air quality. Filters should be changed at the least every three months, but it is recommended they be changed every month - especially during peak heating and cooling seasons.

4.    Install an air purification system. Your professional HVAC dealer can identify potential air quality issues and recommend the best air purifier for your home based on your specific needs and budget.

These simple tasks can dramatically improve your home’s air quality, save you money, and bring you much needed relief. Contact Stillman Heating and Air at 760-517-8661 to learn more about professional air purification services, or visit http://www.stillmanheatingandair.com.

About Stillman Heating & Air
Serving San Diego’s North County coastal communities since 1969, Stillman Heating & Air provides service and repair on all makes and models of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Stillman’s professional technicians receive background checks and ongoing training to ensure the most reliable, trustworthy, and affordable service.

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