Since you spend many hours at home, it’s important that you keep it clean and safe. Indoor air quality is something people might overlook, but taking a few proactive steps can make a positive impact.
Steps You Can Take
Dust, dirt, allergens and particulates can build up indoors. Regular vacuuming at least once a week helps remove these substances from your home. For best results, look for a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Bedding, drapes and furniture covers are items where dust tends to accumulate, so throwing these into the washing machine periodically can make a difference.
To keep things fresh and airy, increase ventilation. In the warmer months, doors and windows can be opened to bring in fresh air. When this isn’t practical, running kitchen and bathroom fans periodically will help with air circulation. This can be especially true when moisture and odors have built up in either of those locations.
Improving your indoor environment can be as simple as making different choices at the store. Certain products emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when used, and this can significantly worsen the air quality. The good news is that there are many cleaning products and home improvement items that do not emit VOCs. These will be clearly labeled, and they are now commonly found in the marketplace.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Filters are an important part of our HVAC systems, but they’re only effective if they’re changed on a frequent basis. This ensures that irritants get contained rather than recirculated. Changing filters at least every three months is recommended. Ductwork can be cleaned as well, but this task might be best left to a professional team like ours at Summit Heating & Air Conditioning.
It can be worked into our regular maintenance services for anyone in Denver.
Summit Heating & Air Conditioning is a local Denver-based business that you can trust. We’ve been helping customers in this area since 1998, and our services include installation, maintenance, and repair of various HVAC components. Of course, we also deal with air quality. Our NATE-certified technicians go about their work with precision, and we’d be happy to provide you with a free estimate. Give us a call to set up an appointment.