Your Childersburg, Alabama, home is always healthier when you have quality air circulating. Did you know everything from the carpet inside your home to your heating and cooling system can impact indoor air quality and the health of your home? There are plenty of things you can do to help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Here are four tips to implement today.
Change the Air Filter
Change the air filter regularly and whenever it’s dirty. How can you tell if it’s dirty? Hold it up to the light and see if any passes through. No light? Swap out the filter, because the cleaner the air filter is, the better it can trap airborne allergens like dirt and dust. And as the filter traps more particles, your HVAC system is less likely to distribute contaminated air throughout your home.
The air inside your home becomes dirty if there’s a lack of air exchange from the outdoor air. Increasing ventilation in your home by opening windows and running fans helps circulate air throughout your home and increases air exchange. This result? Cleaner air to breathe.
Always be leery of using cleaning products that produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can have both short- and long-term effects on your health. When shopping for cleaning products, check the label and purchase products that don’t emit VOCs. Common sources of VOCs are new carpet, paint, air fresheners, and cleaning products. Do your best to find VOC-free products or limit the use of these products in your home.
Invest in Regular Maintenance
Investing in regular HVAC maintenance is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality. During a maintenance session, the technician will inspect your ductwork to see if it needs to be cleaned and will clean HVAC components that accumulate dirt. Duct cleaning improves indoor air quality by ensuring the HVAC system isn’t pushing dirty air throughout your home.
Want to learn more about improving your home’s indoor air quality? Contact Skelton Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration at (205) 289-3413.
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