You may not have known this, but the air inside your home may be hiding more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in Wheeling. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as demanding as you might think, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can lessen the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five objective actions you can take to take care of the air quality in your house:
Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly improve the quality of the air in your house. This encompasses dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to collect these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of excess hair and pet dander.
Taking steps to pick up outside your house is also highly beneficial, especially around the places where your HVAC system sits. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as sweep away mold or mildew. With this consistent care, you’ll remove these irritants before they have a chance to circulate about in your HVAC system, and avoid breathing any of them in!
Even though they fill your house with attractive fragrances, a variety of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can unfavorably affect your home’s air quality. It can be difficult to navigate the detailed claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, find sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. However, if you just can’t get enough of that clean lemony scent, give baking soda and recently sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a pleasant smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other organic materials are also smart choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras.
Adding some live plants to your house is another great, natural way to boost the quality of air in your home comfort system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a variety of common airborne pollutants. If you have pets, be sure to keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and putting them in your house where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s a problem you don’t want to worry about, add as many to a space as you desire! They’ll require adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most fun ways you can fix up your decor and air quality at the same time.
As you might expect, the air filters in your house play a large part in taking care of the quality of air that’s distributed through your house. Selecting the right filter for your Wheeling home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only part of the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can ensure cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system an opportunity to run at peak efficiency.
The certified, insured and fully trained experts at Comfort Masters Service Experts in Wheeling understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work tirelessly to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service!
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