Imagine your home or office like a semi-sealed box. The more you open doors and windows and trudge dirt in from outside, the more you’re contaminating your environment. Unlike outside, there’s limited airflow, and your box starts collecting contaminants from pathogens and organic material to inorganic particulates.
The smaller these contaminants are, the easier they are to become airborne. They then find their way into your vents and recirculate them until they pass your immune system and enter your lungs.
To help you reduce your exposure risks, routinely clean your home to remove the risk of raising dust from floors and surfaces. This reduces the risk of recirculating contaminants and can drastically improve your health.
Unfortunately, cleaning your home cannot work alone to keep you breathing easy. You’ll need to clean your filters every three months if you’re healthy and don’t have pets or don’t live in a particularly contaminated environment.
For those with allergies or chronic respiratory issues, you should undertake filter changing every two months or even every 20 days for those with more serious health challenges. Therefore you should use a reusable electrostatic filter to reduce your long-term filter costs and improve contaminant capture by ~35%!
The next thing to do is schedule regular air duct cleaning every 18 to 24 months and deep cleaning every 4 to 6 years. The difference between the two is that maintenance cleaning is where you vacuum ducts with industrial cleaning equipment to remove contaminants.
Deep cleaning also does this, along with cleaning key HVAC components to improve their longevity. Ducts are also sanitized with long-lasting treatments. Austex uses a treatment process that has a 2-year guarantee.