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Most of us are truly only concerned with the increasingly poor outdoor air quality. We assume that we are safer in our homes than we are out in the air, but that isn’t always the case. With pollution levels at record highs, poor air quality is also becoming a concern for many inside their homes.

Every home contains air particles that can contain irritants, pollen, smog particles, mold, and viruses. Some people with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues can deal with exasperated health issues simply because of the poor quality of the air in their home. It is not a matter of poor housekeeping in most cases, but rather a build-up of particles inside your heating and air conditioning units. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. But it’s there, in every home and for many people it can cause some serious issues.

The best way to combat these types of air pollutants in your house is the 3-tier system that is used by the expert at Action AC based in San Diego. With 43 years of experience in the industry, they can recommend the proper procedure custom tailored to your needs. In highly populated urban areas where outdoor air quality is the poorest, it is no longer enough to keep a clean house and to change your furnace filter with the change of the seasons.

Talk to a professional HVAC contractor to discuss what options are available to you so that you can be secure in knowing that every breath you and your family take is a healthy one. The 3 tier system focuses on source control, dilution, and filtration.

Duct Cleaning

  • Air flow being pushed by the furnace is forced through the hidden duct system in your home
  • Polluted air can contain harmful particles that can gather on the inside of the ducts and just sit there
  • With changing levels in the air moisture bacteria and mold can form

Air Filter Systems

  • A proper air filtration system can trap the unwanted particles in the air before they get spread throughout the home
  • Several different approaches for filtration are used including electronic air cleaners HEPA quality filters and UV Lights that can target bacteria and mold spores


  • The changing levels of moisture in the air can not only affect your physical comfort but also your health
  • With an environment that is too dry, particles tend to travel longer distances and spread into a larger area
  • In a moist environment there is the risk of mold or mildew development

Professionals will advise that you should have your ducts cleaned by an expert every 5 years. If you have been in your home for many years and have never had this done, it may be time to consider calling for a consultation. After a proper cleaning you will not only be able to tell the immediate difference in the air inside your home, but you will likely see a drop in your heating and cooling bills. With a system that is kept in proper shape, less stress is put on the furnace to force air throughout the house.

Everyone’s home is their own safe haven. The place where you feel the most comfortable and secure. Even the air that we breathe can affect our health in many different ways and the best way to ensure a clean environment is to talk to a professional about how to improve the indoor air quality in your home. Visit more about how to improve your indoor air quality.

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