Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Spring
Spring and summer are the worst times for your indoor air quality. With plants in full bloom and warm weather returning, asthma and allergy symptoms tend to be in full force.
The quality of air you breathe has a direct effect on you and your family’s health. Studies have shown that indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor air. Since many of us spend majority of our time indoors, you might want to use that time to clean up and improve your indoor air.
Listed below are some simple ways for maintaining good indoor air quality, not only in spring, but throughout the year.
It is very important to keep your home tidy to help your breathe easier. Dust and vacuum your home at least once a week. While you’re at it, don’t forget to clean under the bed, behind furniture and other hard to reach places where dirt and dust tend to accumulate. Also, open the windows and let the fresh air in.
Change your air filter
A clean air filter protects your HVAC system from dust buildup and helps maintain indoor air quality. Check your air filters every month and change them as needed. Also, it is best to use high efficiency air filters to trap dirt, dust and allergens.
Clean your air ducts
As you run your heating and cooling system throughout the year, dust, pollen and other debris builds up in the air ducts. All these dirt shall be distributed back into the air once your turn on the HVAC system. The cycle continues unless you have your air ducts cleaned. Improve indoor air quality by having professional air duct cleaning services in your home at least once a year.
High humidity provides an ideal environment for molds and dust mites to thrive and spread. To combat mold growth, we recommend keeping humidity levels below 55%.
Mold can pose a significant threat to your family’s health. To minimize all the ill effects of moist and dry air, consider having a humidification system work in tandem with your HVAC system.