How Can I Improve My Home’s Indoor Air Quality?
It is essential to keep your home’s indoor air quality as clean as possible to ensure the health and safety of you and your family — especially now. Many invisible irritants from dust to airborne contaminants can cause or exacerbate health issues. Follow these tips to help boost your indoor air quality, allowing you and your loved ones to take a sigh of relief.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
While you may be tempted to use harsh cleaning products like bleach or ammonia to keep your home bacteria-free, these harsh chemicals can bolster your home’s air pollution levels. Try switching to natural cleaning products that have antibacterial ingredients like white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.
If you have carpeting or rugs in your home, it is important that you vacuum them on a weekly basis to keep the air in your home free of airborne irritants. Vacuuming can help to get rid of dust and other allergens that can become trapped in their fibers. This is especially important if you have furry friends in your home that shed frequently.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing the air filters on your home appliances can significantly improve their effectiveness when it comes to keeping your air debris-free. While your air conditioning unit may seem to be the most obvious appliance to change the filter on, the following appliances’ air filters should also be changed regularly:
- Cooking vents
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
When your air conditioning unit isn't clean, the air isn't able to properly flow through the unit. With thorough routine maintenance, your HVAC unit will help mitigate allergens in your home. This can also make it less likely for you to experience furnace fires or carbon monoxide emissions.
You should also be sure to check your smoke detector as well as your CO detector to ensure they have fresh batteries and are functioning properly.
AC Services in Redding, California
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