As the summer temperatures fade away and the cooler feels of autumn roll in, we find ourselves buried under a mountain of tissues brought on by inevitable “first cold of the season.” When germs and allergens seem to be inescapable, why not make your own home as clean and contaminate free as possible? Here are four simple ways you can improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Keep it Clean
It should come as no shocker to learn that a cleaner home equals cleaner air. However, this is more than just picking up after yourself. Whether its pets, dirt or dust, be sure your household gets a regular, deep clean to get rid of any mold, dander or other allergens that are reducing your indoor air quality.
Keep it Natural
Just as fall rolls around, it’s so tempting for us to fill our home with pumpkin spice candles, potpourri and room fresheners. However, just as these synthetic fragrances smell amazing, they are made with many different chemicals that hinder your home’s air quality. Some good replacements are to try an create your own air fresheners with essential oils or fresh lemon, or let the natural sent of the fresh air in.
Look into an Air Purifier
An air purifier is either a great extra step to ensure the purest of indoor air quality or a fantastic safety net if a busy schedule keeps you from routine cleanings of your home. Air purification systems are the silent killers of any allergens, odor and dander that might be floating around your household.
Check your Air Filters and Ducts
One of the leading causes of poor indoor air quality is old air filters and dirty air ducts. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough fresh, outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. It’s never a bad idea to have your filters changed and air ducts cleaned to ensure the fall allergens don’t make their way into your home this year.
If you aren’t sure about your home’s indoor air quality, call Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating today!