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Feb 2018 24

5 Tips to Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home

Posted in HVAC Education

Did you know that Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors? That’s about 7,884 hours a year! Although we all know that we should increase our Vitamin D levels by spending time outside, sometimes it’s just too tempting to stay in and binge watch your favorite TV show.

That’s why we have assembled a few tips to improve the quality of air inside your home.


Regular Replacement

Add a “to-do” to your calendar at the beginning of each season to replace your air filters. By getting into the habit of regularly replacing filters every one to three months, you will supercharge your indoor air quality.


Freshen Fans

During the colder months, your ceiling fans are not of much use. Without any movement, they will begin to accumulate dust. By regularly dusting and wiping down ceiling fan blades, you can reduce the build-up of dust and debris that can aggravate allergies.


Carpet Cleaning

Unfortunately, carpet is a magnet for dirt, debris, and dust mites. While it would be too expensive to regularly rip out carpet, vacuuming at least 2-3 times per week can rid your home of these microscopic menaces. If you can’t upgrade your carpet, it may be a good idea to upgrade your vacuum. Make sure to periodically move furniture to clear out dust-bunnies, and don’t neglect the blinds/drapes in each room.


If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your rugs, carpets, or drapes, you may want to consider bringing in a professional service to deep clean those hard-to-reach fibers.


Rinse Registers

Air registers are often forgotten during the cleaning process, but they are always in contact with your home’s treated air. Make sure to rinse them every few months to prevent dust and allergens from being able to circulate whenever you run your air conditioner. The brush attachment on your vacuum can easily remove cobwebs, dust, and pet hair from vents and air registers. If the build-up is too much to handle, consider scheduling a duct cleaning.


Move Mold

Mold and mildew love to grow in places like your bathroom. Try mixing a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide to kill any existing mold or bacteria. It may also be a good idea to run the exhaust fan after you shower to clear out any dampness and prevent future mold growth.


Looking to improve the air quality in your home? Contact us today for a free estimate.

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