You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be concealing more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can exacerbate seasonal allergies here in Dallas. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as hard as you might imagine, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can diminish the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five different steps you can take to improve the air quality in your space:
Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly improve the quality of the air in your space. This encompasses dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to accumulate these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of loose fur and pet dander.
Taking steps to tidy up outside your space 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 wash away mold or mildew. With this consistent care, you’ll remove these issues before they have a chance to circulate through your HVAC system, and sidestep breathing any of them in!
Even though they fill your space with attractive fragrances, many common air fresheners contain chemicals that can adversely affect your home’s air quality. It can be difficult to work out the complex claims many brands make about the safety of their merchandise. To avoid these irritants altogether, search for sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. And, if you just can’t get enough of that nice citrus 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 natural materials are also reliable choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras.
Adding some live plants to your space is another great, natural way to enhance the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a range of of common airborne irritants. 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 space where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t want to fret about, add as many to a space as you like! They’ll have to have adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most fun ways you can spruce up your decor and air quality at the same time.
As you might already know, the air filters in your space play a large part in maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your space. Selecting the right filter for your Dallas home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only half 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 an opportunity to run at peak efficiency.
The licensed, insured and fully trained experts at Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work hard to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service!
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