As you continue to work from home or just spend more time indoors instead of outside in this hot, humid weather, you’ll definitely be realizing the importance of having good indoor air quality. There are quite a few things you can do to help improve your indoor air quality, allowing yourself and your household to breathe air that is as pure as possible. One of those things is investing in a whole-home air purifier that will keep your home free of airborne impurities, including allergens, viruses, bacteria, mold, and other nasty particles.
Steps to take to have cleaner air in your home:
Keep your home clean
One of the most basic things you can do to improve your indoor air quality is by just keeping your overall home clean and tidy. Cutting down on dust, dirt, pet hair, and dander can make a tremendous difference. You can achieve this by dusting regularly, vacuuming once or twice a week. Also regularly cleaning drapes, bedding, and any materials that are apt to collect dust or other allergens. You should also invest in a vacuum with a HEPA filter if you don’t already have one. This will help to avoid those allergens from being blown about while you’re cleaning.
Minimize indoor plants
It may seem counterintuitive since you’ve likely heard that plants can help air quality by releasing oxygen. Unfortunately, plants create more problems than they solve. Many plant owners neglect to properly dust their plants. Soil can also collect and grow mold if not properly cared for.
Replace your air filter regularly
Air filter replacement is important in helping your HVAC system to trap dust and other airborne irritants.
Annual Air Duct Cleaning
Ensuring your air ducts are free of dirt and debris will keep unwanted irritants from being circulated throughout your home. For more information about what happens during an annual HVAC tune-up, which includes air duct cleaning, talk to one of our HVAC technicians.
Control the humidity in your home
Another factor that can affect your indoor air quality is the humidity level in your home. Dust mites, mold, mildew, and other allergens flourish in high humidity. On days when there’s low humidity outside, you can open your windows to get some fresh air circulating within your home. Another option is to invest in a dehumidifier so you’re not letting in outside allergens like pollen and dust.
Invest in a whole-home air purifier
A whole-home air purifier will definitely work to help clean up the air in your home. Air purifiers have been tested and proven to be found effective in controlling a wide range of viruses and bacteria,.
Whole-home air purifiers use UV light to kill unwanted pathogens in your indoor air to ensure you’re breathing in the cleanest air possible. Air purifiers also work to trap the microscopic particles that may slip through your air filter, like allergens and unwanted odors.
For more information about whole-home air purifiers or to get a quote on having an air purifier installed alongside your current HVAC system, give A-Abel HVAC a call!