How clean is the air inside your home? If you are like the average homeowner, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens are making the air inside your home less safe to breathe. These irritants and allergens can lead to major respiratory problems. Here are some tips to help you take control over your indoor air quality, so your family can breathe freely.
- Use an air cleaner — An air cleaner removes some of the impurities from the air, helping you breathe without the problem of pollen and dust mites in the air.
- Install a better filter — Install a better air filter in your HVAC system, and ensure that it is cleaned or replaced when dirty. Talk to an HVAC technician about the right type of filter for your system’s specific needs.
- Address sources of air pollutants — Do you have a place where mold is growing, or are your pets contributing to the problem? Address sources of air pollutants when you can.
- Keep the windows closed — Opening up the house when cooler fall temperatures come is tempting, but when pollen counts are high, open windows can hurt your indoor air quality. Keep them closed on high-pollen-count days.
- Vacuum several times a week — Vacuum several times a week using a vacuum with a HEPA air filter.
- Keep the house dusted — Dust is a huge source of indoor allergens, so dust regularly.
- Improve ventilation — Improving ventilation helps decrease indoor allergens by preventing mold growth and circulating stale air out of the home.
The more steps you can take to improve indoor air quality, the safer the air inside your home will be. With these steps, you can give your family a home that has safer air to breathe.
If you have further questions about indoor air quality in your Yuma home, contact the crew at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Serving the local community for over 60 years, we’re ready to help you improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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