Unpleasant smells in your St. Petersburg, Florida, home can be annoying and distracting for you and your family members. Biological growth, a dirty air filter, pests, smoke from cooking, and other problems can cause strange scents. Fortunately, you can get rid of bad smells by using an indoor air purifier, adding ventilation, and maintaining your HVAC system.
Use an Indoor Air Purifier
Like your heater and air conditioner’s air filter, an indoor air purifier or air cleaner captures pollutants. It can remove smoke particles, insect parts, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from your home’s air. It can also help you remove the smells these substances create. To keep your air purifier working well, change its air filter once per month. You can have a whole-home unit installed in your ductwork, or you can use a portable model in one room at a time.
Most newer homes have great insulation, but it can keep pollutants from escaping as well as that conditioned air. You can remove stale air and bad smells by adding exhaust fans to your kitchen and bathrooms, or you can have an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) installed in your ductwork by a professional. ERVs work like heat pumps, transferring heat from outgoing air to incoming air in winter and reversing the process in summer. They provide fresh air while helping you conserve energy.
Maintain Your HVAC System
A problem with your HVAC system could cause a musty or burning smell. You should have your unit checked by an expert at least once per year. That way, you can repair any issues before they become more severe and make you uncomfortable.
Advanced Cooling Systems is a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we have an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. We can help you increase your indoor air quality and get rid of many bad smells. For outstanding, friendly service, call us at 727-213-5888.
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