You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be harboring more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in East Syracuse. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as demanding as you might think, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can cut down the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother your family. Here are five specific steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home:
Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly increase the quality of the air in your home. This includes dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to collect these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of extra fur and pet dander.
Taking steps to tidy up outside your home is also highly beneficial, especially close to the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean away mold or mildew. With this consistent cleaning, you’ll remove these particles before they have a chance to circulate through your HVAC system, and keep from breathing them in!
Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, many common air fresheners contain chemicals that can adversely affect your home’s air quality. It can be impossible to navigate the complicated claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, search for sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. However, if you just can’t get enough of that bright lemon scent, give baking soda and fresh- sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a enjoyable smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other natural materials are also good choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras.
Adding some live plants to your home is another fantastic, natural way to improve the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a selection of typical airborne pollutants. If you have pets, be sure to keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and bringing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t want to worry about, add however many to a space as you want! They’ll require enough sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most appealing ways you can spruce up your decor and air quality at the same time.
As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in keeping up the quality of air that’s distributed through your home. Selecting the right filter for your East Syracuse home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only half the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can ensure cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system the ability to run at peak efficiency.
The skilled, insured and fully trained experts at Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse understand the critical nature of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work around the clock to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service!
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