How to Prevent Poor Air Quality in Your Home

How to Prevent Poor Air Quality in Your Home

Spring and summer are quickly approaching! As you may be enjoying the nice weather, the average American spends about 90% of their time indoors, and because of  this, it’s crucial that you keep your home’s air clean. At Argent Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a well-functioning HVAC system and are here to help our clients throughout the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Our team of professionals provide many services to help maintain your appliances, such as AC maintenance, carbon monoxide detector maintenance, indoor air quality evaluations, UV light system air cleaners and more. All of these appliances aid in keeping you and your family’s air safe, ensuring your home remains comfortable and clean. 

Below are a few ways you can prevent poor air quality in your home:    

Regular Cleaning 

You are probably told that cleaning your home regularly is a must. That’s because it is! 

Regular cleaning can prevent pollutants from invading your home and accumulating. Be sure to remember to wipe dust from your ceiling fans as well as your air vents. Not only do you have to clean the inside of your home, but you also want to clean your outdoor HVAC unit. 

Allergens such as pollen, debris, grass clippings could get into your unit and blow throughout your home. Not only can it spread allergens, but if your HVAC unit is clogged, it works overtime and exhausts more energy than if it was clean. 

While your HVAC system unit traps allergens, mold, and dust from entering your home, it may not keep everything out. Installing a UV light system into your HVAC unit will ensure it eliminates pollutants, microbes, and other harmful substances from threatening your health and home comfort. 


Dehumidifiers save energy in the summer months. Its cooling effect can replace your air conditioner, and not to mention, they are a fantastic way to keep the moisture low in your home. Moisture in the home encourages mold to grow and can attract pests like dust mites. 

These can have a negative impact on your home’s air quality and have the potential to get inside your heating and conditioning, spreading to the rest of the home. A dehumidifier nullifies this problem by keeping your home’s moisture level down, preventing mold as a result. 

Watch Out for Warning Signs

There are many signs that indicate that your air quality needs to be inspected. Some of these warning signs include:

  • Higher Energy Bills
  • Mold and Mildew Growth
  • Higher Humidity Levels 

Routine Maintenance

Of course, regular inspections and maintenance can help you manage your air quality and catch problems before they become harmful. You should have your HVAC system inspected at least once a year to ensure that it is running efficiently. Changing the air filter every three months can also increase the life and efficiency of your HVAC system. 

Choose Efficient Carbon Monoxide Detector Maintenance in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area

With the changing of the seasons, you want to make sure that all of your systems are up to date. One of the most important systems to periodically check is your HVAC system and the cleaning device that detects carbon monoxide levels in your home. With our Planned Maintenance services, we’ll ensure that all of your appliances are functioning properly. 

From our HVAC maintenance to our carbon monoxide detector maintenance, our highly-trained technicians are dedicated in serving your indoor air quality needs so that you breathe in air that’s clean and will help maintain your health. 

If you suspect that something is wrong with your air quality, contact us at (703) 281-6300 or toll free at 1-877-282-6300 to schedule a free, no-obligation Indoor Air Quality Evaluation.