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 Champaign. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as challenging as you might believe, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can lessen the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five objective actions 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 promote the quality of the air in your home. This encompasses dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to amass these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of excess hair and pet dander.
Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, especially around the places where your HVAC system lives. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as sweep away mold or mildew. With this consistent tidying up, you’ll remove these particles before they have time to circulate throughout your HVAC system, and keep from breathing any of them in!
Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, a lot of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be difficult to navigate the complicated claims many brands make about the safety of their merchandise. To avoid these irritants altogether, choose sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. But, if you just can’t get enough of that fresh citrus scent, give baking soda and fresh- sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a satisfying smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other organic materials are also smart 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 home comfort system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a variety of typical airborne pollutants. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and placing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t have to worry about, add as many to a space as you like! They’ll require adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most appealing ways you can change 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 around your home. Selecting the right filter for your Champaign home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only part of 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 chance to run at peak efficiency.
The educated, insured and fully trained experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts in Champaign understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work tirelessly to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service!
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