Poor indoor air quality can lead to allergies, skin irritations, and trigger your asthma symptoms. Taking steps such as changing your air filter can help to significantly improve the air quality in your home.
Deep Clean Often
Keeping a clean house is the first step to eliminating dust, pollen, and other air contaminants that are in your house. Vacuum regularly to remove these allergens and encourage all visitors to remove their shoes before walking on carpet. Additional tasks like cleaning the outside of your air vents can also help to improve air quality.
Keep the Air Conditioning Unit Spotless
The cleanliness of your AC unit can significantly affect the quality of your air. Any contaminants or other debris in the unit can eventually make its way into your home’s air. Keeping up with routine service appointments and tune-ups is one of the best ways to ensure your unit is spotless.
Change the Air Filter Frequently
You can also control the quality of your air by regularly changing the air filter. The entire purpose of the filter is to screen out dust and debris, but if you do not change it frequently enough, the filter gets clogged and the dust gets circulated into your home’s air. We recommend changing your air filter at least every 30 days. An easy way to remember to change your air filter is to change it every time your energy bill arrives. We also run filter change reminders on the radio every month.
Be Aware of Ingredients in Cleaning Products
Outside contaminants are not the only thing that poses a risk to your indoor air. It is possible that the same products that you are using to clean with are also affecting your air quality. Many household cleaning products and detergents contain harsh ingredients that can be harmful to your health.
You spend a lot of time in your house so you want to make sure the air you breathe is healthy. You can take steps like deep cleaning often and keeping up with routine air conditioning maintenance to ensure you have healthy and clean indoor air. Call Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning today at (888) 831-2665 to schedule your preventive maintenance appointment.
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