Keeping Air Quality High
It goes without saying that you and your family members deserve to have clean, high-quality air within your home. After all, it’s what you’re breathing in all day, every day. There are several ways to improve the overall quality, particularly if someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies.. If you want to ensure the air you breathe in your home is as clean as possible, utilize some of these tips on a regular basis.
Tip 1: Ventilate The House
Out with the old, in with the new. Airflow is crucial to having good air quality in your home – otherwise you’re circulating the same air and keeping allergens and dust indoors. Open the doors and windows in your home regularly to bring in fresh air. You can also turn on fans to circulate the air in each room to help the air flow through.
Tip 2: Change HVAC Filters
All the air that is heated or cooled and then pushed into your house goes through the filter on the HVAC system before it comes into your home. If that filter is dirty, those toxins and dust mites are flying into the air along with the hot or cold temperatures. You need to change your HVAC filter on a regular basis, especially during high heating and cooling times. For extra air quality, go with a quality filter that is hypo-allergenic to catch more debris.
Tip 3: Change Sheets Often
Dust is an irritant to air quality, and can linger in your home within a number of items that you use on a regular basis. Since you sleep on your sheets and rustle them about as you get in and out of bed, they can cause your air quality to lower, especially in that room. Wash them often and throw in blankets from the couch as well. Shake anything – pillows, cushions, blankets – where dust might gather to keep things fresh.
Tip 4: Add Some Houseplants
Whether you have a green thumb or not, houseplants can be a simple fix for improving air quality. There are plenty of plant species that are easy to care for and can help remove toxins from the air and adding new oxygen. As a bonus, they can make the room look more welcoming. Some plants are better than others and if you want something that is known for improving air quality, go for an English Ivy, a Bamboo Palm, or a Gerbera Daisy.
Tip 5: Keep Floors Clean
The floors in your house probably gather more dirt than anywhere else and sometimes, that dirt shifts around the more you move around. hat dirt around when you try to clean it up. Finding out the best way to clean all the flooring materials in your home will help remove and prevent any dust, dirt, and allergens that might be lurking.
Get Professional Air Quality Help With Air Duct Cleaning
Your air ducts push the air through your home and if they are dirty, your air quality will suffer for it. Contact Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for an air duct inspection to see if your ducts need some freshening up.