If someone in your household suffers from asthma and/or seasonal allergies you may be wondering if there are steps you can take that will improve the air quality inside of your home.
The answer to this question is a resounding yes.
Starting from the top
One of the most important things you can do in this regard relates to making sure your HVAC air filter is clean and unobstructed. If you can’t remember the last time you swapped out the filter, you’ll want to get on that ASAP. If the filter is clogged and dirty, when your system is turned on, it’s going to pump dirty, clogged dusty air throughout your home. You’ll want to start by removing the filter. From there, hold it up to the light. Can you see through it? If yes, you’re good to go. If you can’t see through it, it’s time to swap it out.
Have your air ducts / vents cleaned
If you haven’t had the air ducts in your home cleaned by a
professional in you-can’t-remember how long, you’ll want to call a professional
HVAC company that has experience in doing that. Air ducts are known for
collecting dust, pollen, pet dander and even spiderwebs. If they’re not cleaned
annually, when your furnace is turned on, all of those pollutants will be
pumped through the air vents— and into the air inside of your home.
Dust on a regular basis
Having clean air filters and ducts are good, but you’ll also want to keep up on basic housekeeping chores. No one likes dusting, but if you’re wanting to improve the air quality inside of your home, dusting on a regular basis is a must.
Add some plants
Houseplants are known for their air-cleaning properties. Not only do they remove carbon dioxide from the air, they breathe out oxygen in the process. Houseplants not only look good, they serve an important air-cleaning purpose. Aloe plants, English Ivy and Rubber Trees are all excellent choices.
Crack some windows and clean the floors
When all of the windows and doors are shut, your home will not breathe well. The same air will be recirculated over and over and over again. Cracking a window (or two) can help improve indoor air quality. You’ll also want to make sure that the floors are vacuumed and mopped, since this will help remove things that could ultimately wind up in the air.
Have questions, call DNI Heating, AC & Refrigeration today
If you’re wanting more information on how to improve the air quality in your home and you’d like to learn more about the benefits of installing a dehumidifier, call DNI Heating, AC & Refrigeration today. Our company has years of experience in educating Northern Colorado homeowners as to how to best accomplish this goal. For more information on our company, the types of services we offer or to schedule a time to have one of our technicians to come to your home to see if a dehumidifier could help clean the air inside of your home, call us today to get started.