When you think of odor problems in your home, you likely think about your carpeting or using a spray in the room. What you may not think of is using your HVAC system to help with odor elimination in the home. Here are a few of the methods you can use alongside your HVAC system and how they can help with any odor problems you may be having.
Before you start cleaning carpets and trying to remove dust and allergens from the air, consider the odor may be coming from your ductwork. Remember that your HVAC ductwork can get clogged with dust, dirt, and allergens overtime. This dust can gather with odors and trap them in the particles. With that in mind, when the dust and debris gather in your HVAC system, it can become humid during the use of a heating system or during humid temperatures. This combination can lead to odor. You can take a first step to removing odor from your home by deodorizing your ductwork.
Add Air Freshening Filters
Most HVAC systems use air filters at some point in the system. Though generally, the filters are traditional with no air freshening or odor properties, you can find odor-eliminating options. These filters are used the same as traditional HVAC filters. They are placed in the system and are changed out on a routine basis. The difference is the odor-eliminating filters introduce baking soda or another odor-killing item into the HVAC system and air. This can help reduce the odor when the air is circulated and help to clean the air as it filters.
In addition to having your HVAC system ductwork cleaned and adding air-freshening filters, you can also add vent fresheners. These fresheners can be placed as clips or attachments to the air vents throughout your home. The vent fresheners use the air circulating out of the air vent to bring a scent of your choice into the room. The vent fresheners should be changed out on a routine basis based on the manufacturer suggestion.
These are just a few of the ways you can help reduce odors in your home and move to odor elimination in the home with your HVAC system. If you are ready to get started, visit your local HVAC supplies vendor, a home improvement store, or a contractor like Advanced Air Quality Services. They can help you with the supplies you need and any further questions you have.