Maintaining good indoor air quality in your Charleston, South Carolina, home is vital to reducing allergies and keeping your house comfortable for your family and guests. If you notice your home’s air does not seem as fresh as it once was, or have seen an increase in asthma or allergy symptoms, consider the following tips to improve your indoor air quality.
Reduce the Chemical Pollutants in Your Home
Unfortunately, chemical pollutants can lurk in your home from products you commonly use. An easy way to start the road to better indoor air quality is by reducing or eliminating the use of items that release VOCs or other chemicals into the air. Start by:
- Requiring tobacco smokers to go outdoors.
- Minimizing or eliminating the use of harsh cleansers or cleaners with a heavy fragrance. Consider opting for natural cleaning products or those certified as low VOC.
- Performing all activities that include heavy gluing, painting, sanding, or polishing outside when possible.
- Limiting the amount of car idling in your garage and starting lawnmowers and other gas-powered yard equipment outside.
Keep a Regular Cleaning Schedule
Much of the dirt, dust, allergens, and debris that damages your indoor air quality comes from the dust, pet hair, and dust mites that settle around your home. You can help reduce these allergens by keeping a regular cleaning schedule. Make sure to wash the bedding in your home once a week, remove shoes at the door, and regularly dust and vacuum your home.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance of your HVAC system can remove the dirt and debris that becomes trapped in your filter and on the parts of your system. This debris, when left untended, will circulate throughout your home. Additionally, a poorly maintained system will have inhibited airflow, which can cause the air to become stagnant.
Help improve the air quality in your home by following the tips above and contacting our team at AC Heating and Air Conditioning Service at (843) 277-9928 today to schedule your HVAC maintenance.
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