Indoor air quality may not be something that’s on the forefront of your mind on a daily basis. However, it is something that is vital to your overall health and should be something to consider. Before diving into how to better your air quality, let’s explore the reasons why it’s so important.
Although it’s something that’s easy to forget, air quality can seriously impact your well-being. Think about all the pollutants you may breathe in on a daily basis, especially if you live in a metropolitan area or a city. Breathing in low-quality air can severely harm those affected by asthma or COPD, and can even cause shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and a host of other problems that can cause immediate discomfort and affect your health later on down the road if exposed to air of poor quality for long periods of time.
You may be thinking–well, that’s outside! Those pollutants can’t possibly be in my home, too.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. If your home is not optimized with great air quality in mind, indoor air quality can sometimes be worse, as polluted or contaminated air can be left to fester in a closed environment.
Though you can’t necessarily control the quality of the air outside, you can definitely have a better handle on the quality of air in your home. Your home is your refuge, and should be for your internal organs as well! What can you do to better your air quality starting today?
Change your air filters regularly
We know, it’s something that’s just too easy to forget. However, this small and easy step can drastically improve the quality of air in your home. When forgotten, air filters can fill up quickly. Not only does this mean the air isn’t being filtered at the same level of quality that it should be, but it can also cause your AC to work extra to make up for the lack of airflow, which can cause other serious problems with the machine.
Use cooking vents
When you cook, moisture can be thrown in any and every direction, which can settle in places you can’t even imagine. Free moisture can turn into free mold and mildew, lowering your air quality, and can even damage your lungs if gone unnoticed for too long. Cooking vents can also prevent the smell of your food from permeating your home, so that’s a plus!
Maintain your air ducts
Your air ducts distribute the conditioned air to every room in your home. If your air ducts are dirty, or even harboring mold and mildew, that means those particles are being blown into every room in your house. It’s extremely important to maintain clean air ducts to ensure that only clean air is being deposited into each room.
Dehumidify your home
If you live in a hot and humid area, like Texas, your home can bring in a lot of that moisture. Depending on how well your AC dehumidifies, you may be dealing with an excess of moisture in the air, which can cause mold or mildew to fester in the dark corners of your home, waiting to be breathed in. Placing dehumidifiers in your home can help resolve this issue.
Add plants to your home
It’s no secret that plants can help improve air quality. Not only do they look good, but they naturally filter air and remove contaminants. Supplying your space with a few plants can drastically improve the air quality while upgrading your decor!
Your HVAC system is our passion and our priority, and this can directly impact the health of you and your family. The best way to maintain clean, healthy air is to maintain a healthy HVAC system. We’re excited to help you along the way, and with regular servicing, we can keep your equipment running smoothly and healthily, while also extending the reach of your dollar.
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