We spend a lot of time in our homes and it’s only natural that many of us will start questioning the quality of the air we breathe inside. Indoor air quality can be affected by dust, dirt, pollen, dander, other allergens, or even poor ventilation. There are many steps we can take to be proactive about improving the quality of our home’s air. We share some tips in our blog.
Control Humidity Levels
You want your home’s humidity to be somewhere between 30 to 50 percent. This is just the right level to help keep any allergens in your home under control. In the winter months, this may mean running a humidifier to keep the air from getting too dry. In the summer, do the opposite and have a dehumidifier on to balance it out.
Cut Down on Smoke
Try to keep smoking outside of the home whether that is with you or your family’s habits or with guests that come through your house. Secondhand smoke is not only harmful, it causes odors and has a way of latching onto our furniture and fabrics, leaving health risks behind even after the smoking itself. Make sure to ask anyone to step outside if they need to smoke.
Open Your Windows
There’s a lot that a bit of fresh air can do for your home. This is one of the quickest and cheapest solutions to improving your home’s air. Letting in oxygen to clear up the stuffy air and humidity will be a noticeable difference to you and others in the house.
Replace Air Filters
Your air filters work hard to eliminate any of the dust and dander that runs through the system. However, buildup over a period of time can cause it to work less efficiently. Make sure to clean or replace your filter every few months. Also be sure to check the filter on other household appliances too like your vacuum cleaner or dryer.
Go Fragrance Free
Many cleaning products that come with nice smelling fragrance can actually be harmful for indoor air quality especially for those who experience asthma or allergies. Try to stick with fragrance-free products when it comes to detergent, soap, or cleaners. In addition, keep candle use to a minimum or pick out beeswax candles that burn more clean than regular candles.
Clean Air Ducts
Air ducts are the primary equipment in your home that moves air around. Dust, dander, and other contaminants can build up in the ducts overtime and make the air quality in your home worse. Schedule regular professional cleanings so that your air ducts are always circulating clean air.
Partner with a Professional
At Triad Mechanical, we are experts in all things HVAC, servicing Athens, Georgia and the surrounding areas. Our clients trust us because we stand behind our work. Get in touch to ask about our whole house cleaners to improve and maintain your home’s air quality. Call us now at (770) 682-0075!