The air you breathe is not only vital to keeping your healthy, and any asthma and allergy symptoms under control, but also in keeping your home comfortable. If you feel that the indoor air quality is suffering in your Clearwater, Florida, home, it is important to address the issue sooner rather than later. Follow the tips below to improve your home’s IAQ and increase your overall comfort.
Keep Your Home Clean
The biggest culprits behind poor indoor air quality are the dirt, dust, pollen, and dander that come into your home and begin circulating through your HVAC system. Help keep these contaminants out of your air supply by keeping a regular cleaning schedule that involves vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping. If you share your home with furry friends make sure to keep them groomed and their living area clean and hair free.
Avoid Chemical Cleaning Products
While many of the cleaning products that you have in your arsenal work hard to remove the dirt and bacteria that have built up around your home, it can also contain harmful VOCs that, when released in the air, can ruin your indoor air. Air fresheners can be especially harmful, and it is better to find natural solutions to clean and freshen the air in your home such as baking soda, vinegar, and lemons.
Keep Your HVAC System Well-Maintained
Your HVAC system is responsible for circulating the air throughout your home. When your system becomes clogged with built-up dirt and debris, it can get into your ductwork and air vents, circulating out into the air in your home. Poorly maintained systems can also reduce the airflow in your home, causing dust and dirt to settle where it wreaks havoc on your IAQ. Make sure to regularly change your filter and schedule HVAC maintenance.
Don’t let poor IAQ destroy the comfort of your home. Help you, your family, and your guests breathe a little easier by following the tips listed above. Start on the path to improved IAQ by contacting Pinellas Comfort Systems at (727) 315-0791 today to schedule your HVAC maintenance.
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