We hear about outdoor pollution often but are rarely taught about the importance of clean indoor air. We spend much of our time inside our homes whether we’re relaxing, cooking, or sleeping. Maintaining good air quality in our homes is better for our health and can make breathing easier for those with asthma, COPD, or allergies. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help with that. Here are some tips for improving the indoor air quality of your home.
While sealing off the windows may make you believe that you’re keeping the good air in and the bad air out, providing your home with adequate ventilation actually plays an important part in keeping it clean. Most HVAC systems don’t bring fresh air, which is why cracking your windows and doors a little even in colder months can help dilute the air and move fresh air into the house.
Also, remember to take advantage of fans. Turn on attic fans when you can and always use your kitchen’s exhaust fan when you’re cooking to remove those air contaminants.
Clean Air Ducts
The air vents in your home help bring air in for your heating and cooling systems. These can get dusty and trap debris as time goes on leading to poor air quality. You’ll want to inspect these vents every so often and do thorough dusting and cleaning so that they aren’t blocking the air flow or circulating air that is filled with pollutants.
Invest in Air Purifiers
Air purifiers can be useful for those who are having problems with indoor allergens. These machines can capture irritants in the air that trigger allergies or discomfort. While they can’t completely eliminate the issue, they can help you minimize the problem. Most people with springtime allergies or with pets find that they are good at providing some relief.
Change Air Filters
Our air filters need to be changed regularly in order for them to work the way they’re supposed to. There are many different levels of air filtration offered these days from basic air filtration to those that can filter out pollen, dander, or even viruses. However, a dirty filter is not going to do a great job and will cause your HVAC system to work harder or to not work properly at all which can affect the air quality.
Keep the Space Clean
Good indoor hygiene is also a factor to clean indoor air. Regular cleaning can cut down on dust and dander that builds up in our homes overtime. Regularly vacuum, wash your bedding, dust off hard-to-reach spots that collect dust, and tackle the fabrics in your home like throw pillows, rugs, and drapes.
Our team at Shriver Mechanical can handle any HVAC project you throw our way. Take advantage of our free estimates to gain a clear understanding of the work we’ll do for you in Cartersville, Georgia and the surrounding areas. Contact us or call us today at (770) 975-1927 to learn more or schedule an appointment.