How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality Clean During Spring Cleaning
Spring is a time of renewal, prompting many people to deep clean their homes. As you’re preparing your Crystal River, Florida, home for the spring season, you may want to pay special attention to your indoor air quality.
Mind the Dust and Dust Mites
Dust accumulates on just about every surface in your home. Vacuuming the floors can stir up what’s trapped in the carpet fibers as well.
When you’re spring cleaning, use cloths and products that can trap dust rather than just move it around to different surfaces. You may want to try cleaning solutions that remove dust completely. As you clean the floors, use a vacuum outfitted with a HEPA-rated filter to prevent small particles from being kicked up into your air and re-circulating in your HVAC system. As a result, you’ll help keep your unit cleaner and maintain healthy IAQ.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
The products you use to clean your home can also impact indoor air quality. Certain products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air that can be harmful to breathe. They could cause allergic reactions in those who suffer from health conditions.
Switching over to all-natural cleaning products that don’t release VOCs into your air is one way to combat this problem. If you must use harsh chemicals and cleaners to kill bacteria, use them in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid Letting Contaminants In
It’s always tempting to keep the windows open when the weather is pleasant during the spring. Doing so risks letting in contaminants that cause allergy symptoms and get trapped in your home’s air. Instead of opening your windows, use your HVAC system to circulate fresh air.
Change the filter often to make sure the unit isn’t re-circulating particles every time it operates. You can also add ventilation and purification features that will further improve the quality of the air you breathe. As a result, you’ll breathe easier and even sleep better.
Are you struggling to maintain healthy indoor air? Contact the skilled service technicians at Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. by calling 877-962-2120 to learn more about what we offer.
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