You alternate what your home’s HVAC unit is doing throughout the year, but one thing is critical to keeping a healthy home: maintaining ideal indoor air quality. No matter if you’re cooling or heating your home, there’s still air circulating through your home and making sure it’s clean is critical. Instead of wondering how the different things you do at home will affect your indoor air quality, let us do the hard work for you and help out! Here are a few foolproof ways to keep your IAQ in check from the air quality experts at Acree Plumbing & Air!
Clean Sheets Often
One of the places that contains a lot of airborne contaminants is a place you spend a decent chunk of your day, every day: your bed. Think about it – you lay there for several hours day in and day out, and all the things on your skin are just… there. They accumulate, and they’ll eventually start to infect the air.
Maintaining a rigid linen-cleaning schedule is imperative. You’ll keep yourself and your air clean – not to mention freshly cleaned sheets feel great!
Our furry friends are terrific members of the family to have around the home, but some of them shed quite a bit. They can’t help it, but that just means you’re responsible for making sure their hair gets cleaned up before it becomes an air quality issue.
Because if you leave dander and pet hair around your home, allergens will take root and grow. Eventually they will dramatically affect the quality of your home’s air, which leads to health problems. Be sure to clean up stray hair and other results of shedding before it’s too late!
Pick Out Some Plants
Did you know houseplants serve a purpose beyond just looking nice and adding a splash of green to your home? Well, they do! Some plants actually soak up harmful chemicals and pollutants from your home, giving your home a breath of fresh air – literally!
– English ivy, Bamboo palm, Tillandsia, Azalea and Aloe plants are all great at improving the indoor air quality of your home. Introduce a few of them to your living space, and you’ll be helping yourself out in addition to providing a fresh new update to your decoration!
Be Sure to Ventilate
Ultimately one of the most effective strategies for cleaning your air is to make sure your home is properly ventilated. Keep your air filter clean, make sure you open your doors and windows every now and then, and always remember to smoke outside.
Get a Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Solution Today!
Whether you’re on the lookout for a way to get your home’s humidity in check or want a fresh change to eliminate more allergens from your air, managing your IAQ isn’t a one-step process. You need someone dedicated to helping you get a long-term handle on it, and with Acree Plumbing & Air, that’s just what you’ll get!
Give us a call at 800-937-6736 to find out how today!