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Tips for Improving Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

August 26, 2021 | Blog

It may seem impossible to eliminate all of the allergens inside your home, but they can significantly decrease by making simple changes. My Guy Heating and Air Conditioning has some simple solutions below!

Clean Regularly

A clean home is better for your comfort and proper indoor hygiene and good health. Focusing on reducing the pet dander, mold, and dust lurking in your home is the first place to start when cleaning. To do this, an excellent place to start is vacuuming the carpets and area rugs at least once or twice a week with a vacuum cleaner. Also, if you have the option of having hardwood floors, that could cut down on allergens. If you have pets, then cleaning beddings, drapes, and other items that catch hair is highly recommended. Not only allowing clutter to stay in one spot for more than a week is ideal, so it does not continue to accumulate dust.

Outdoor Plants Only

Many indoor plants can collect and grow mold, so avoid bringing it inside if this allergen is a problem outside. Plants are known for improving indoor air quality, but usually, they do more harm than good for those individuals who struggle with allergies during all seasons.

Change & Clean Air Filters

Air filters are designed to collect unwanted dust and debris from entering your home, but they can also get clogged. It is essential to change or clean your filters regularly. The ideal purchase of an air filter would be to reuse multiple times, but as long as a clean filter is being used is the top priority. Also, getting an annual duct cleaning around your home could be beneficial. They can also trap dust that cannot even be seen.

Air Purifier for the Win

If you struggle with allergies or would rather struggle than even thinking about giving up your beloved pet, investing in an air purifier is the way. Placed in the most commonly used areas of the house can help capture some irritants that trigger allergies. Also, a dehumidifier in damp areas can help prevent the growth of mold. Bathrooms also commonly collect and grow mold, so ensuring that every surface that gets wet is regularly cleaned is important.

Stop and Smell the Fresh Air

Opening windows from time to time will be good for your health and well-being and allow fresh air into your home. This is an excellent solution while cooking to remove any odors or fumes while in the kitchen. Fresh air can never do any harm and naturally deodorizes and cleans the air in your home.

My Guys Heating & Air Conditioning offers highly personalized services to maintain all makes and models of air filters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. We also have the skills to install various filtration systems to remove harmful particles and vapors from the air you and your family breathe. Schedule an appointment today or check out all of our services that will increase your indoor air quality.

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