When the temperatures start to soar in spring and summer, we tend to place a lot of demand on our air conditioners. If your HVAC system is not properly maintained, then running it a lot during these seasons can really drag down your indoor air quality. Not to mention all the pollen and other allergens that come with spring and summer.
If you’d like to know how to test your indoor quality, then you can check out this blog on our website. And if your indoor air quality needs improving, then read on for some tips on how to make it better.
Vacuum carpets and upholstery
Allergens and pollutants get embedded in the fibers of your carpets, rugs, curtains, and furniture. Every time these fibers are disturbed, like when you sit down on the sofa or step on a rug, more pollutants are released into the air. Vacuuming regularly helps to keep this under control.
Change your air filter
No onto how your HVAC system can contribute to your air quality. If your air filter is dirty or clogged, then the trapped particles will be expelled with the air traveling into your home. You should check your filters regularly and clean or change them whenever needed.
Keep your AC maintained
Other HVAC problems cause your air quality to decline, such as leaky ducts. So, AC repair and maintenance is essential if you want to maintain a good indoor air quality. Having your HVAC system regularly checked out and maintained by a professional ensures that everything is working properly and efficiently, and that your air isn’t suffering as a result of it.
Purify your air
Installing an air purifier in your home won’t rid it of all the air’s allergens, but it will help. An air purifier works to remove pollutants from your home’s air and then recirculate the air back into your home, cleaner than it was before. This helps to improve your home’s air quality and can be really beneficial for those with allergies.
Ventilate your home
When the temperature is high outside, it might be tempting to keep windows and doors closed so that you’re not letting the cool air out and the hot air in. However, ventilating your home in this way lets the fresh air in, improving indoor air quality. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, then try to track times of the day when pollen count is low and ventilate your home then.
Don’t forget to keep up with HVAC repair and maintenance for the sake of your home’s indoor air quality. Get in touch if you need HVAC maintenance in Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and surrounding communities in the Piedmont Triad.