You know outdoor pollutants can cause a variety of health risks, but what about the air in your home? How often do you really think about what you are breathing in? If you or your children suffer from asthma, seasonal allergies, or chest congestion, your indoor air quality may be to blame. Consider these tips on how to improve the air quality in your home.
- Clean Your Carpets:
Your carpet is a sponge for chemicals, allergens, and household dust. Vacuuming your floors will help you eliminate toxins and allergens like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander.
- HVAC Maintenance:
An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning system) is designed to maintain the indoor air quality of your home through ventilation and air filtration systems. When your air ducts or HVAC filters are dirty, the dirt and grime trapped in the unit are re-circulated through the air in your home. Dirt and moisture can also lead to the growth of harmful bacteria or mold. Protect your home’s indoor air quality by scheduling regular HVAC service and repair.
A humidifier can greatly improve the air quality in your home. Humidifiers help to increase moisture in the air to alleviate allergy symptoms, clear stuffy noses, reduce nosebleeds, and treat upper respiratory infections and bronchial irritation. Do you suffer from asthma? Ask your air conditioning service company how a humidifier may help you breathe easier.
- Air Purifiers:
Air purifiers improve your home’s indoor air quality; using germicidal ultraviolet lights, air purifiers work to kill airborne pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and mold.
- Avoid Air Fresheners:
They smell nice, but air fresheners can actually contribute to breathing difficulties and indoor air contamination. Synthetic fragrances emit chemicals into the air that can cause eye irritation and exacerbate asthma.
Whether you’re looking for a new air purifier, or if it’s time to schedule a service call for your furnace or heat pump, professionals at Presidential Heating and Air Conditioning are standing by. Give us a call at (301) 825-9059 and we’ll provide the air conditioning and heating repair services to keep you comfortable. For products, services, testimonials, locations, or to contact an HVAC professional, visit our website today.