You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be carrying more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in Rochester. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as difficult as you might expect, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can lessen the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five real steps 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 increase 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 loose hair and pet dander.
Taking steps to tidy up outside your home is also highly beneficial, particularly around the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean up mold or mildew. With this consistent cleaning, you’ll remove these issues before they have a chance to circulate throughout your HVAC system, and keep from breathing 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 impossible to navigate the convoluted claims many brands make about the safety of their products. To avoid these irritants altogether, search for sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. However, if you just can’t get enough of that nice lemon scent, give baking soda and recently sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a satisfying smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other natural materials are also acceptable choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras.
Adding some live plants to your home is another simple, natural way to better the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a selection of frequently encountered airborne pollutants. If you have pets, be sure to 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 want to fret about, add as many to a space as you like! They’ll need sufficient sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most engaging ways you can spruce 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 maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your home. Selecting the right filter for your Rochester home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only a segment of the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can make sure you have cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system an opportunity to run at peak efficiency.
The certified, insured and fully trained experts at Strogen's Service Experts in Rochester understand the essential nature 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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