February is the month of love, and whether you want to show that special someone in your life, your favorite pup, or your home's indoor air quality some extra love, we've got your back!
Whether conscious of it or not, your home's air quality plays a major role in your overall health. Poor indoor air quality can lead to congestion, sneezing, wheezing, and even headaches. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve the air quality in your home.
Change Your Filters Regularly
Air filters help reduce the number of pollutants in the air passing through your HVAC system. If you don't change them regularly (we recommend every 30 days), these pollutants will become trapped and circulate back into the air inside your house. This is why changing filters regularly is necessary if you want to keep the air quality inside your home high.
While our fur makes us extra cozy to cuddle, it can also harm the quality of your home's air. Keeping up with air filter replacements will make staying comfortable at home with your pups easier!
Open Windows When Possible
Opening windows allows fresh air to enter while also allowing stale air to escape. This helps reduce the number of contaminants that build up inside due to everyday activities such as cooking and cleaning. Even better, open windows provide an opportunity for natural ventilation so that you don't have to run an energy-consuming fan all day long!
Avoid Unnecessary Chemical Cleaners
You may think that chemical cleaners are necessary for keeping things clean—and they certainly can be—but be aware that many of these products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which can linger for days afterward. To minimize this effect, consider switching to natural cleaning solutions like vinegar or baking soda whenever possible. These products are just as effective but won't leave any residual chemical residue behind. Plus, they smell much better!
Regular Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality Products
Scheduling regular maintenance twice a year will not only keep your system clean and running in tip-top shape but can also help improve your indoor air quality. When our professional technicians service your system, they check for issues that may become larger problems and make sure your system is clear of any dust or debris.
Sometimes your HVAC system needs a little extra help to reduce your indoor air quality issues. If you suffer from the effects of dry or humid air, dust, pollen, pet dander, and more, we offer Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Air Purifiers, and UV Lights. Give us a call, we would love to speak with you about how we can help you live in a healthy and worry-free home.
Stay cozy at home!