Controlling indoor air pollutants can help reduce your risk of health concerns. As allergies and asthma has increased over the past decade which makes the need for quality of indoor air more important than ever. Here are three ways to positively impact the air quality in your home and significantly reduce the risks of indoor air pollutants and give you and your family a sense of health and well being.
There are many natural ways to enhance indoor air quality. You can begin by bringing nature indoors with plants such as bamboo or English ivy or cracking windows in your house to let fresh air in. You can also reduce humidity by using exhaust fans and dehumidifiers in your home. Remember to vacuum regularly to reduce dust mites and dirt as well as clean ceiling and floor fans. Use non-toxic household cleaning products when cleaning your home. And if you have pets keeping them well groomed will reduce pet dander in the air. Two of the most important factors that can affect your indoor air quality are installing a carbon monoxide alarm and having a smoke free home.
Keeping Your HVAC System Clean
Keeping your HVAC system clean will improve the air quality in your home. There are several parts of your HVAC system that should be cleaned regularly: air ducts, vents and air filters.
Air ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of debris, dust, pollen and particles can be released into your home through your supply registers. This may lead to health concerns such as potential allergic reactions. Having your air ducts cleaned by a professional service provider who follows proper duct cleaning procedures is essential. An inadequately trained provider can potentially release more dust, dirt and contaminants into the air or damage your heating and cooling system.
Clogged vents in your heating and cooling system are struggling to supply your home with air. Having your vents properly cleaned will decrease the distribution of dust through your home and prevent health hazards especially for people with asthma or allergies.
Changing your HVAC air filters regularly helps to provide healthier indoor air quality that is free of dust, pollen, allergens and other contaminants. Clogged air filters are also the number one cause of HVAC system failure.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Seasonal HVAC service can improve the air quality of your home as well as extend the life of your system by keeping it running at peak operating condition. By keeping your system clean and well maintained it will keep the air quality and make it easier for the HVAC equipment to do its’ job while you enjoy the continual year round comfort of your home. HVAC systems should be serviced at least twice a year, at the end of fall and the end of spring. With regular HVAC tune-ups, your home can have good air quality, remain comfortable year round and last for many years.
Breathing quality indoor air is critical to maintaining good health. Poor indoor air quality can cause eye irritation, headaches, fatigue or allergies. Your indoor air quality can be compromised if your HVAC system is not properly serviced. You can greatly improve your indoor air quality with natural solutions, keeping your HVAC system clean, and regularly maintaining your HVAC system.