When you think about the air outside your Hayes, VA, home, you often think of smog, allergens and other air pollutants. Unfortunately, many of these pollutants find their way inside your home. Even some of the household cleaners that you use leave chemicals in the air that you and your family breathe. Thankfully, there are ways to improve your indoor air quality safely.
Replace HVAC Air Filters Regularly
The whole job of an HVAC system’s air filter is to remove pollutants from the air. Despite that, many homeowners forget or postpone changing it. When you use inexpensive, fiberglass filters, it’s a good idea to change them every 30 days. Some high-end filters can last months depending on how often your HVAC system runs. Regardless of which filter you use, you should change it regularly.
While you’re at it, have your home’s duct system cleaned periodically. Even with good filters, dust and other pollutants can build up in the ducts over time. Cleaning them every once in a while can make a significant difference.
Vacuum Carpets Frequently
Running a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter is a great way to improve indoor air quality. These filters can eliminate pollutants, such as pet dander, dust mites and pollen, and prevent them from being released into your home when you walk on your carpet. Using a vacuum with a strong rotating brush can pull up the allergens and other pollutants that are trapped in your carpet.
Keep Moisture Levels Low
Dust mites love humid environments. By keeping the humidity in your home between 30% and 50%, you can keep them under control, effectively improving your indoor air quality. Try using a dehumidifier to achieve these optimum levels of household humidity.
Let Our Professionals Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
At Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer more than just heating and cooling services. We provide indoor air quality services too. Our trained technicians can assist with safely reducing the amount of allergens in your home. Give us a call to learn more about our indoor air quality services.