Are you getting tired of spending so much time indoors? Are you worried about the air quality, especially as we transition from summer to winter?
Many people are paying closer attention to indoor air quality as staying in place and working from home continues. And for good reason. Poor indoor air quality impacts your health. If you are prone to allergies, if someone has asthma or other respiratory diseases, it may be your indoor air quality.
It starts with the quality of your air conditioning and heating system. The conditioned air supplies each room in your home is only as clean as the system itself. When was the last time you changed out the air filter? When was the last time you inspected the ductwork? If dirt, grime, or pollutants exist, they will also be fed throughout your home in your air supply.
What can you do?
Start by scheduling an inspection. One of our professional technicians will inspect all components of your HVAC system to ensure they are running optimally. They will change out the air filter, repair anything that may not be working correctly, and ready your system for the upcoming season.
Give your house a good cleaning. There’s a reason “spring cleaning” is popular in the media. Giving your house a good scrubbing several times a year will keep your indoor air quality healthy. Don’t wait for spring, the fall is a good time to ready it for the winter months when you’ll be spending even more time inside.
Check your shoes at the door. Have a mat just inside the door to drop your shoes into when you come in from the outside. This will prevent your family from tracking in dirt and other pollutants and dropping them into your carpets and rugs. Have slippers waiting, especially in the cold winter months.
Dust regularly. Gas-forced heating and air conditioning not only blow dust around in each room, but it can also distribute dust and other contaminants from the outside. Don’t forget to dust fan blades, plants, and other items that can be dust collectors.
No one likes being sick. If you spend a little time now ensuring your home is in top shape, including your HVAC system, your indoor air quality will be in top shape as we head into a new season.