The air quality of your home determines how easily you breathe and can influence your health as you spend time in the set each day. As a resident, it’s important to maintain great indoor air quality to ensure that respiratory issues or allergies can be avoided. There are a few ways that you can maintain the indoor air quality throughout the year, and especially during winter.
Keep Your Home Clean
Cleaner homes are healthier because dust, dirt, and grime are removed on a continuous basis. You’ll need to remove all pet dander, dust, and mold that may be present in your house. Efficient cleaning tasks you should perform regularly include:
- Vacuuming or washing curtains
- Regularly cleaning bedding
- Shampooing the carpets
- Removing all clutter, which can trap dirt
Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers are extremely useful in removing allergens that may be present in various rooms of the home. Keep an air purifier running in common areas of the house that are used the most, which can reduce the effects of allergies. Dehumidifiers can also be used in damp areas of the building like an attic or basement where mold can begin to grow. Adding ventilation to bathrooms or basements can reduce the amount of moisture that develops. If you spot mold or mildew that is present, apply bleach and scrub away the bacteria to protect your health.
Replace Your HVAC Filter
Many homeowners forget to replace the filter on their HVAC system throughout the year to improve their home’s air quality. It’s also necessary to hire a professional to perform a tune-up, maintain the heat pump, and perform air duct cleaning. Professionals from Western States Home Services can perform the tasks to increase the lifespan of your heating system.
Our technicians are available to help you improve the air quality in your home in the Phoenix or Tucson area. Call Western States Home Services today to learn more ways that you can maintain your home’s air quality.Tags: Air Filters, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality