Shelter-in-Place | Indoor Air Quality Tips and More!

shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

At Bell Brothers, our number priority is to keep our customers, employees, and their families safe. As we continue to closely monitor the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, we want you to know that we have taken steps to ensure we are serving you in the safest way possible.

Recent events have forced us to better prepare our homes and families to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Our number one priority at Bell Brothers is to keep our customers and employees safe.

We have taken precautionary measures and have increased our already hygienic measures to a higher standard than ever. As we all know, plumbing, heating & air are essential services and business must continue. Your comfort in your home is more important now than ever. We are here for you and prepared to safely service any plumbing, heating & air issues you may have. In the meantime, here are some shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips.

Shelter-in-Place Indoor Air Quality Tips

Indoor air quality is hotter now more than ever. Between seasonal spring-time allergies and concerns over the air quality in your home (from COVID-19), it is important that you and your family are breathing the cleanest air possible. We are all spending more time inside than normal, making this concern even more pressing.

Our experts have put together some of their tips and recommendations to improve your indoor air quality:

shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

Change Your Air Conditioning Filters

As your air conditioning system pushes cool air throughout your home, it funnels air first through your AC filter. Your air filter’s job is to catch any debris that might be lurking in your air ducts, like dust, dirt, and debris.

When was the last time you had your air filter replaced? If you can’t remember, now is the time to change it out. We recommend replacing your filters every one to three months.

Get an Air Scrubber

Air filters do their part by trapping larger debris, but what if we told you that your air could be even cleaner? Air Scrubbers purify the air inside your home, reducing and even eliminating airborne contaminants!

shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

Some contaminants are too small to be caught by your air filters. Air scrubbers add an extra layer of purification that effectively reduces smaller air contaminants from your air. Air Scrubbers are installed inside your ductwork. They use a UV light to reduce and eliminate contaminants in the air before it enters your home. As air passes through your ducts, and over the UV light, the UV light will purify and clean your air.

Air Scrubber Peace of Mind Benefits!

  • Destroys 99.9% of all surface contaminants.
  • Reduces 90% of airborne contaminants.
  • Reduces air pollutants, chemical odors, smoke, and mold.

At Bell Brothers, we offer and install Air Scrubbers. With everything going on right now, it’s the perfect time to have the purest, cleanest air possible. 

shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

Open Your Windows, When Possible

Spring is in the air! You might off-set some of your social-distancing blues by getting outdoors, but that doesn’t help your home feel less glum. Open your windows to let in a soft breeze. Give your air conditioner a rest when possible, and let nature do its job.

However, this isn’t recommended for everyone. The trouble here is that opening your windows also brings pollen and other seasonal allergens into your home. Before opening your windows, check to see what allergens are prevalent. They could be ones that are especially triggering for you, which means it’s best to leave the windows closed on these days.

Clean Your Home

The fastest way to clog your air filter is to let dust accumulate in your home. It can be tempting to sit and binge-watch Netflix, leaving your daily and weekly chores on the wayside. However, dusting is important to improving your indoor air quality.

Other benefits include: giving you something productive to do with your hands and making the space you’re occupying more inviting (for yourself!).

For the same reason, dusting is important, vacuuming is an essential part of improving your indoor air quality. Remove the dust, dirt, debris, and pet hair from your carpeting and rugs to make your space more comfortable for yourself and your co-habitants.

shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

How else can I improve the comfort in my home right now?

We hope these shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips help give you peace of mind. In the meantime, you may have questions about the services we’re offering. Bell Brothers is still safely providing home services to the Sacramento area.

Can I Still Get HVAC Services?

Many companies are making the tough decision to cease offering in-person services. Bell Brothers, however, is considered an essential service during this time and we will continue to safely service our customers to ensure their comfort in their homes.

While keeping our employees and our customer’s safety as our top priority, we are also sensitive to the notion that people still need HVAC services during this time. Spring is ascending and soon Summer will follow. With so much time spent inside, it’s important that you and your family are as comfortable as possible.

We are still offering HVAC services at this time.

Here’s a comprehensive list of the HVAC services we provide:

  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Air Conditioning Maintenance
  • Heating Repair
  • Heating Maintenance
  • Furnace Replacement

Can I Still Get Plumbing Services?

With all this talk of “toilet paper gate” and all the extra time you’re spending at home with your plumbing, you may become more aware of the flaws in your system. In a panic, some people have also stocked up on bottled water. Whether you’re among this group or not, you may still be concerned about the state of your home’s running water.

Here’s a list of the plumbing services you can expect when you call Bell Brothers:

  • Plumbing Repair
  • Water Filtration Systems
  • Water Heater Installation
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Maintenance for Water Heaters
  • Drain Clearing
  • Sewer Line Repair
shelter-in-place indoor air quality tips

Call Bell Brothers for more details on our precautionary COVID-19 measures when we service your home

Our number one priority at Bell Brothers is to keep our customers, employees and their families safe. As a precautionary measure, we implemented increased hygiene routines including hand washing, sanitizing before and after each customer visit, and face masks our technicians will wear on your request.

We are open and ready to help you with any plumbing, heating & air issues you may have. You can count on us for comfort, ease, and peace of mind! Thank you for your trust in Bell Brothers!