There are many different terms when it comes to your air conditioning system that you may not be familiar with. One such term is indoor air quality. Wikipedia states that “indoor air quality is the air quality within and around buildings and structures. It is known to affect the health, comfort, and well-being of building occupants.” As a homeowner there are ways that you can help improve your indoor air quality.
Clean Floors Regularly for Cleaner Indoor Air
The first thing that you can do is make sure that you clean your floors regularly. Chemicals and allergens love to hide on your carpet, tile and wood flooring. You will want to vacuum your carpet in the same spot several times. This will ensure that you are really getting everything out of your carpet. You will also want to make sure that you change the filters in your vacuum consistently. Using a vacuum with dirty or clogged filters will not benefit your home. For your tile and wood floor you will want to make sure that you get the dust and bacteria off with whatever cleaner is recommended by the manufacturer of your flooring.
Take Your Shoes Off Sign
Another way to cut down on the indoor air pollutants is to have your family and friends take off their shoes as they enter your home. As we walk around every day our shoes collect dirt, pesticides, and other pollutants. When we walk around our home with our shoes on we track the dirt, pesticides, and other pollutants into our homes. You can help stop all of that from entering your home by simply removing your shoes.
If anyone in your home smokes you will want to have them smoke outside. Even though it can be inconvenient to go outside it will make a large difference in the quality of the air inside your home. This is especially important if you have anyone in your home with asthma.
Avoid Cleaning Chemicals in Housekeeping
When you purchase cleaning products you probably purchase products that have fragrances in them. The cleaning products that are available in most stores are full of different fragrances. These fragrances decrease your indoor air quality. You can purchase products that are fragrance free that will clean your house just as well as products with fragrance. There are also natural cleaning options such as lemon and baking soda that can use too.
Hair spray, deodorant, furniture polish, and air fresheners are products that are contained in many homes in America. When you use these products they release harmful chemicals into the air. You can increase your indoor air quality by simply purchasing these products in a different type of packaging.
Indoor Plants that Clean the Air & Remove Toxins
One more tip that we have for you to help increase your indoor air quality is to put some plants in your room. Plants act as natural air purifiers. You can find plants that do not need much sunlight that are perfect option for those of you who are not great gardeners.
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In addition to all of the tips mentioned above you should also have your air ducts cleaned. Here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning we can come out and clean your ducts for you. When our technicians come out they will help get rid of the polluted air and dirt that are in your air ducts. When your air ducts are clean the air that is coming into your home will be better quality. Call us today to schedule your appointment.