Maintaining good indoor air quality can be a challenge for the average homeowner. But keeping the air in your Spring Hill, Florida home clean and healthy is possible if you’re both persistent and consistent. Follow these three tips for maintaining excellent air quality.
Make Your Home Smoke-Free
Secondhand smoke is a volatile air pollutant that poses health risks for anyone nearby. It places children at risk for developing issues like asthma, ear and respiratory infections, and even cancer, while increasing the more obvious risks of cancer, heart disease, and stroke for the smoker.
Make your home smoke-free. Enforce the rule by asking family members and guests to step outside if they need to smoke.
Vacuum regularly and keep all areas in your home dust-free. Dust harbors unwelcome germs and critters like dust mites that release bacteria and allergens into the air. Use a HEPA filter in your vacuum, and clean surfaces that easily collect dust, such as window sills and side tables. Dust with a damp or moist cloth to trap particles and keep them from recirculating into the air.
Sweep and mop your hard floors, and put a mat at your front door. Remind guests to wipe their feet at your door or remove their shoes to keep from tracking dirt and germs into your home.
Polluted or stagnant air in your home needs somewhere to get out so it can get replaced by fresh air. Maintain good ventilation practices. Open your windows regularly to let fresh air flow through. Most importantly, keep your air conditioner in excellent condition; it’s like having clean air insurance. Whatever flows through your air conditioner is going to flow through your entire home, so your unit needs to be in perfect condition.
These simple steps can help you keep great air quality in your home. If you suspect your AC is causing air quality issues, give Seneca Air Conditioning a call today at 866-881-5935. We will send one of our experienced technicians to investigate the problem.
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