You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be concealing more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can irritate seasonal allergies here in Albany. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as challenging as you might imagine, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can reduce the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother your family. Here are five specific measures you can take to better the air quality in your home:
Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly increase the quality of the air in your home. This includes 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 loose fur and pet dander.
Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, particularly near the places where your HVAC system lives. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean up mold or mildew. With this consistent tidying up, you’ll remove these irritants before they have a chance to circulate through your HVAC system, and avoid breathing any of them in!
Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, an abundance of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be challenging to figure out the detailed claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, buy 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 enjoyable smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other natural materials are also smart choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown add-ins.
Adding some live plants to your home is another simple, natural way to boost the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look nice but remove a variety of frequently encountered airborne pollution. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and bringing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s one thing you don’t want to think about, add however many to a space as you want! They’ll have to have ample sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most engaging ways you can spruce up your decor and air quality at the same time.
As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your home. Selecting the right filter for your Albany 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 licensed, insured and fully trained experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts in Albany understand the essential nature 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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