Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to rid your home of a winter’s worth of dust, grime, and clutter in preparation for the warmer weather ahead. This year when you’re doing your annual spring cleaning, try out these air quality tips to ensure the air you’re breathing inside is just as fresh and clean as the air outside.
This is one of those spring air quality tips that is likely part of your spring-cleaning routine already, and it can have an enormous impact on your indoor air quality. Completing a thorough vacuuming and mopping will ensure that none of the dust and allergens that settled over the winter become airborne. It’s a good idea to vacuum before you mop, as mopping will help trap any remaining dust and debris thanks to the moisture.
Staying on top of your air filter maintenance is one of the most important spring air quality tips on our list. Dirty filters will negatively impact your air quality, but they can also harm your HVAC equipment over time. Depending on your filter, you should change it at least every 30-90 days, but it’s also a good idea to change it at the start of the season to ensure the allergens and dust don’t carry over from season to season.
Commercial cleaning products play a crucial role in most homeowners’ spring cleaning routines, but the chemicals and scents can negatively impact your indoor air quality. We aren’t suggesting that you do away with cleaning agents altogether, just try switching to eco-friendly or natural agents instead. There are several eco-friendly options available, but vinegar and baking soda are readily available and they’re great for deep cleaning dust and grime.
Although we’ve included this on our list of spring air quality tips, it’s more of a year-round air quality tip. Whole-home air purifiers are installed in line with your existing HVAC system, and depending on which type you get, they can remove up to 99% of indoor airborne contaminants. There are portable units available as well, but they only impact the rooms they’re in, so they aren’t the best option if you’re trying to improve the air quality throughout your entire home.
Booking annual maintenance for your HVAC systems will drastically improve your indoor air quality, and will also ensure your warranties remain valid. A licensed technician can improve your air quality at the source by cleaning inside of your heating and cooling systems, as well as your ductwork.
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