Indoor air quality is almost always worse than outdoor air. There are many sources of air pollution in homes, and these get circulated everywhere. Bad air can lead to allergic reactions, shortness of breath, watery and itchy eyes, sore throats, coughing, and asthma attacks. Here are things to address that will improve your home’s air quality.
Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
A dirty air filter can’t trap dirt and other contaminants. Therefore, the bad stuff ends up in your indoor air. Your filter should be checked monthly and replaced as needed.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Over time, dirt, dust, and contaminants collect in your ducts. You need to get these cleaned. HVAC professionals have equipment that uses high air pressure to blow the ducts clean.
Buy Air Purifiers
If you are allergic to something you can’t remove from your home, such as a family pet, air purifiers may be the answer. You can place them in the most commonly used areas of your home. These are the best spots to remove irritants from the air.
Let Fresh Air Inside Your Home
Keep your windows open once in a while so that fresh air can blow through. You should even do this during the winter months. You can use your kitchen fan to remove cooking fumes, which can be irritants.
Remove Indoor Plants
While some plants improve indoor air quality, they can also cause problems. Mold can grow on plants and in the dirt, which then gets into the air. On balance, indoor plants often cause more problems than they solve.
Keep Your Home Clean
Carpets should be vacuumed at least once or twice a week to help keep your indoor air quality high. Having hard-surface flooring instead of carpet improves air quality. Bedding, drapes, and other items that collect irritants should be cleaned regularly.
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Our company, Summit Heating & AC, has been helping homeowners in the Denver and Littleton area since 1998. We provide services related to air conditioning, heating, water heaters, air cleaners, purifiers, and air filters. Contact us today with any questions.