Now that summer has ended, and fall is among us, pollutants are bound to be in the air as the weather changes, leaves fall, and flowers fold. With pollutants comes a greater chance of making it hard to breathe and even causing illness or for you to sneeze excessive amounts.

As you can see, it’s important to keep those pollutants at a minimum and not allow them to enter your home. Today, we are going to discuss a few simple ways you can keep pollutants out of your home.

How to keep pollutants outside of your home

Central Air Filter Installation

The easiest way to keep pollutants from entering your home and polluting the air you breathe is by installing an efficient central air filter. Having an efficiency filter inside your central air system traps pollutants before they have a chance of entering your home.

It’s recommended to have your air filters cleaned or replaced twice yearly to ensure they are properly working to trap pollutants and distribute clean air through your vents.

Read Local Newspaper Quality Reports

This might seem a bit odd to do but it is efficient. Each month your local newspaper should publish air-quality reports for your area. This gives you a chance to see how polluted your home’s area is.

If you notice your area has a higher pollutant score than others, it’s important to make sure your central air system is clean and ready to trap those pollutants from entering your home.

You can also help minimize the chances of having pollutants enter your home by keeping your windows and doors closed as much as possible. Remember, high pollutant areas can cause illness so it’s not something to mess around with.

Contact a Local HVAC Company

Contacting your local HVAC company will allow you to have a professional technician come to inspect your HVAC unit, air vents, and outside area around the unit.

Did you know there are alternative ventilation options for high pollutant areas? That’s right! When you schedule a technician to come out, ask him if your vents are in good working condition and updated. If you have older vents, it may be time to upgrade to ensure you combat your outdoor air pollution.

BMC Clower is an experienced and reputable HVAC company in Maryland. If you’re looking for a long-standing company to help with your HVAC needs, give BMC Clower a call at 1-866-904-9946