You may not have known this, but the air inside your home is likely holding more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can irritate seasonal allergies here in Fort Worth. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as demanding as you might think, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can lower the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you and your family. Here are five specific steps you can take to enhance the air quality in your house:
Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly promote the quality of the air in your house. This involves dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to accrue these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of extra hair and pet dander.
Taking steps to clean outside your house is also highly beneficial, especially close to the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean away mold or mildew. With this consistent tidying up, you’ll remove these particles before they have time to circulate throughout your HVAC system, and avoid inhaling any of them!
Even though they fill your house with attractive fragrances, a multitude of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be impossible to navigate the complex claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, find sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. However, if you just can’t get enough of that clean lemon scent, give baking soda and fresh- sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a pleasing smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other raw materials are also acceptable choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras.
Adding some live plants to your house is another simple, natural way to boost the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a variety of common airborne pollutants. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and placing them in your house where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s one thing you don’t have to worry about, add however many to a space as you desire! They’ll require adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most engaging ways you can change your decor and air quality at the same time.
As you might expect, the air filters in your house play a large part in taking care of the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your house. Selecting the right filter for your Fort Worth home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only a segment of the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can give you cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system the ability to run at peak efficiency.
The licensed, insured and fully trained experts at Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work tirelessly to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service!
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