With the recent events in the world, it has become commonplace for people’s homes to also double as their workspace. With the push for most things in our society to be digital. The convenience of things like food, entertainment, and socializing to be at the push of a button has led to more people staying at home. Since most of our time is spent in our homes, it is important we have the highest quality of air in our homes.
There are many pollutants in the outside world and those are dangerous for our health and quality of life. But an even scarier statistic is that the pollutants in our indoor air can be even more deadly than the ones we experience outdoors. Air quality indoors can be clean and safe with some preventative maintenance and everyday changes. Indoor pollutants can range anywhere from pet dander and other allergens, all the way to carbon monoxide or other dangerous gases.
Check, Clean, and Change Your Filters
We mean ALL of them. Yes, it is very important to change your AC filter. Your air conditioning units are working round the clock to keep the air in your house moving and at a comfortable temperature. During this time they are filtering anything that shouldn’t be in there. Your AC filter is responsible for collecting allergens and pollutants in the air system. But take a second to think about the other filters in your home. Your vacuum cleaner’s filter? The filter in your clothes dryer? The vents in your kitchen and appliances? All of these filters can collect dust and other allergens. Be sure to regularly clean them so you are not re-circulating any harmful contents into the air.
Use Vents and Flowing Air when Cooking
When we think about air quality while we are cooking, we tend to think of the delicious aroma that wafts throughout the house. However, many indoor air pollutants can stem from the kitchen. Gas stoves can release dangerous contaminants into the air like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. When you are cooking be sure to use any ventilation on your oven and stove. Additionally, open a window and allow airflow through the kitchen.
Keep Rugs and Carpets Clean
Rugs and carpets, although they add to the visual appeal of your space, can act as filters of their own kind in your home. Carpets are notorious for trapping dust and other particles in their fibers. This can be helpful, rather than hurtful, if you maintain your carpets and rugs cleanliness. They can continue to collect allergens, just by sitting there!
Control the Humidity of Your Home
A properly working HVAC unit does this for you. Overly humid conditions can lead to the build-up of mold and mildew. This can be dangerous to you and your family’s health. Additionally, it can trigger respiratory issues like asthma. Speak to one of our experts today about how to optimize the humidity of your home. We can provide helpful tips and preventative maintenance.
Buy Indoor Plants
Who doesn’t love a pop of green in their house? Indoor plants do more than just improve the aesthetics of your home, but they also lead to a better quality of air. Plants are nature’s air filters. Plants help naturally recycle air and keep the quality of the air fresher and healthier for you.
Call in the Experts
At Trust Heating and Air, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality air in your home. We work with you to ensure that everything is running properly and efficiently. We know what is best for your house and we are here to help. Give us a call or contact us today!