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Must-Know Tips to Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality at Home

Working to Maintain Air Quality?

It’s important to maintain the air quality in your home. You often hear about concerns about outdoor air quality, but there’s much less talk about indoor air quality. However, most people spend more hours in their homes every day than anywhere else. At the same time, in most cases, indoor air quality is substantially worse than outdoor air quality.

As a result, it’s important to work to keep your indoor air quality high. Doing so will make your family more comfortable and more healthy. Here are some easy things to do to help ensure that your family is breathing in the benefits of clean air.

Clean Floors Matter

clean floorsIt’s a basic thing, but keeping your floors clean can help improve your indoor air quality. By keeping the floors clear of dust, particles, pet fur, and other debris, you can reduce the contaminants and allergens that are circulating throughout your home.

While your HVAC unit works hard to keep pollutants from your home, limiting the amount of dirt and debris makes it easier for your HVAC unit to do its job and takes the pressure off of your unit.

Even though it might not be your favorite chore, make sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming a priority to help improve your indoor air quality.

Open Windows for Fresh Air

For many people, outdoor air is as much as five times cleaner than indoor air. As a result, whenever you can circulate fresh air throughout your home, you can improve your air quality. To help do this, open windows and doors whenever possible.

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To maximize the days that you can do this, add screens to doors or windows. This will make it easier and safer to keep your doors and windows open all year long. It’s a simple way to help improve your air quality and to make your family feel better.

Find the Source of Air Contaminants

find the sourceSometimes it seems like you clean and clean only to find dust, debris, and particles continue to circulate throughout your indoor air. If this is the case, it could mean that there is an issue with your HVAC unit. Your HVAC unit plays an important role in keeping your indoor air clean and free of pollutants.

If your unit is not properly maintained, it can impact air quality. Make sure that your air filters are clean, that your ducts have been recently cleaned, and that your unit has been recently cleaned and serviced. Doing so can ensure that your unit is working properly and that it’s fully able to keep your indoor air clean and fresh.

As you strive to keep your home clean and your family healthy, don’t forget about indoor air quality. There are some simple things you can do to help improve your indoor air quality, which will make you more comfortable and healthy. If you have any questions about ways to improve your indoor air or concerns about your HVAC unit, contact a trusted HVAC professional.

Trust Your Local Pros

Comfort 1 Heating & Air Conditioning Services provides quality HVAC services to the Woodland Hills community. With a well-earned reputation for quality workmanship and excellent customer service, their team is available 24/7 to meet all of your indoor air comfort needs.