Indoor Air Quality
Spring is in full swing and unfortunately, so is allergy season. Common spring allergens such as tree, grass, and ragweed pollen are usually high around this time of the year. Unfortunately, these allergens are also invited into your home through doors, windows, and even through your pets. The air that circulates inside your home is just as important as the air you breathe in anywhere else which is why you should keep it clean. In fact, the air inside your home has been proven to be dirtier that the outside air. This blog will go over five simple steps every homeowner should take in order to maintain their home’s air clean and fresh.
Importance Of Indoor Air Quality
Maintaining good air quality levels in your home is important because it has a direct impact on your health. Poor air quality can lead to various side effects like:
- Upper respiratory issues
- Skin irritation
Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality
At Absolute Comfort Heating & Air, we care about your health as much as your comfort which is why we have provided some easy steps you can take to maintain good indoor air quality levels inside your home. In order to maintain a good air quality in your home, you should:
- Change Your Air Filters
- Clean And Vacuum Your Home
- Keep Your Pets Well Groomed
- Install UV Lights
- Ensure Proper Ventilation
Change Your Air Filters
In the HVAC world, cleaning or replacing the air filters in your home is always a must. A dirty or clogged air filter may be the source of many issues with your HVAC system including poor indoor air quality. At Absolute Comfort, we recommend homeowners clean their air filters every 30-90 days, depending on factors like environment, pets, and type of filter. A good way to keep track of when it’s time to clean your air filter next would be to check its manufacturing date located in the back of the filter in small letters, and keeping a journal with the last cleaning date so you never have to worry about your filters getting dirty or clogged.
Dust And Vacuum Your Home
If you live in an area where dust and pollen is abundant, you may want to vacuum your home regularly. Carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, fireplaces and books all contribute to the dust load that circulates around your home. It is recommended that high traffic areas such as the kitchen or living room area are vacuumed twice a week.
Keep Your Pets Well Groomed
Believe it or not, your furry friends could be contributing to poor air quality in your home in multiple ways. Dander is known as the microscopic skin flakes that pets shed, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Due to their small size and ease with which they can become airborne, these dander particles can aggravate asthma symptoms and cause respiratory problems in some which is why regular grooming is highly recommended. If you are considering adopting soon, the Orange County Humane Society has a variety of short-haired cuties waiting to find a forever home.
Install UV Lights
A cost-effective way to improve indoor air quality is through the installation of ultraviolet (UV) lights. UV lights are known to effectively destroy bacteria, viruses, and other dangerous microorganisms that can circulate in the air with the help of electromagnetic radiation. Additionally, UV lights sanitize the air as it passes through an HVAC system or air purifier, which helps to stop the spread of airborne diseases and allergens.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Having proper ventilation in your home is a great way to maintain good air quality. Proper ventilation can move fresh air around by circulating it throughout the space and removing stale or polluted air, while also keeping the temperature comfortable. To get rid of extra moisture, open windows and doors whenever you can, and consider installing exhaust fans in areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms.
Call The Pros
The technicians at Absolute Comfort are happy to help improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms in your home. To find out more about our indoor air quality services in Costa Mesa and surrounding areas, give us a call or visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians!
For Professional Heating & Cooling Services in Costa Mesa, CA Contact Absolute Comfort at 949-240-8560, Or Request Service Online.
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