Just a few more weeks until spring and the one think that has been in your mind lately is fresh air. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, work or outside, the one thing that can greatly alter how you feel is air. If it’s not clean or fresh, you probably won’t feel very happy or well until you get a few big whiffs of air that is. Check out these air quality control tips from M&A HVAC.
Since you spend the majority of your time indoors, you should make it a priority to improve your home’s air. Even though you can’t see them, there are many particles and pollutants in the air that can alter your health and comfort. These particles don’t just disappear. Instead they’ll continue to circulate all around your home until you find a way to get rid of them.
Windows and Doors
Even though it’s cold right now, there are days where it is warm enough for you to open up your windows and doors to allow fresh air into your home without disturbing the temperature too much. Even if you only do it for 15 minutes, that’s enough time for a good amount of fresh air to flow through into your home to replace some of the old air. Now, this doesn’t mean that if you leave your windows open all day and night that you can replace all the old air. That simply won’t happen. Plus, that will only make your home cold and force to rely more on your heating system which may be contributing to the overall problem.
M&A HVAC Recommends Heating System Maintenance
That brings us to our next point, your heating system needs to be serviced. It doesn’t matter how old it is, if you’ve got air quality issues in your home, your furnace and heating ducts are contributors. Getting them serviced means that you can find out if there are nay issues that interfere with their proper operations and get them fixed. For example, if your furnace has a dirty filter, there is no way you’re going to be able to improve indoor air quality much. Also, if your ductwork needs to be sealed, that is a big reason why there are so many contaminants floating around in your home. M&A HVAC recommends for you to schedule a service appointment to get things taken care of.
Dirty carpets and those that are not vacuumed too often can lead to poor indoor air quality. Much of the dust and dirt that float in the air also settles into your carpets, only to be disturbed and redistributed into the air when you walk on them. It’s a good idea for you to get regular professional cleanings periodically throughout the year. If you live by yourself and you’re not home too often, then it’s possible for you to get by with professional carpet cleanings once or twice a year. If you have family and pets, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned two or more times a year. You should also vacuum them every few days to minimize the amount of dust, allergens and other pollutants in the air.
It doesn’t matter how well you clean your home, if you don’t keep your heating system and ductwork in great condition, you’ll always encounter indoor air quality issues. You can even add some plants around your home to help filter the air. M&A HVAC encourages you to get comfortable with making minor improvements and adjustments to improve your air. Doing so will enable you to breathe better and enjoy better health and comfort.
For more advice on how to make your home a safer, more efficient and comfortable place, contact the professionals at M & A HVAC Services today.