Get Ready for Spring by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
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Winter is coming to a much-anticipated close, which means it’s time to break out the spring cleaning supplies and get rid of all of the dust, grime, and clutter that accumulated over the past few months. If you truly want your home to have that clean, crisp, spring shine, you should consider improving your indoor air quality as well, and we have some tips that can help.
Cleaning HVAC Systems
Although the primary function of your heating and cooling systems is to maintain the temperature in your home, they are also responsible for circulating the air, so if you’re serious about improving your indoor air quality, start at the source. It’s best to leave cleaning the internal components to a licensed professional, but you can tackle the exterior, just make sure you disconnect the power first. Using a damp cloth and a vacuum cleaner, clean the dust and grime off of the outside of your units so they don’t work their way inside. You should also head outside and clear away any leaves and debris from around your air conditioner, ductless system, and intake and exhaust pipes.
Most people have a set schedule for when they clean or replace the filters in their HVAC systems, humidifiers, and purifiers, but it’s a good idea to do it at the start of spring as well. Most of us don’t open our windows over the winter so the filters in our HVAC systems end up doing double duty. Cleaning and replacing your filters at the start of spring will vastly improve your indoor air quality and ensure you start the season with a clean slate.
The air in your home can only be as clean as your house itself, so improving your indoor air quality starts with good housekeeping. Thoroughly mopping and vacuuming your home will remove any lingering dust and allergens and ensures they won’t become airborne. You should also take some time to vacuum and wipe the register covers around your home so that the air coming through them remains clean.
Ultimately, the best way to improve your indoor air quality is to contact an HVAC professional. A licensed technician can clean inside your heating and cooling systems and the ductwork they use to distribute the air to ensure you have the cleanest air possible. They can also install whole-home air purifiers and humidifiers, which will help you keep your air fresh and clean all year long.
Tired of living with poor indoor air quality?
Fahrhall has the equipment and solutions to help you breathe easy!
The home comfort specialists at Fahrhall have been proudly serving the HVAC needs of the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions for over 50 years. Providing our clients with reliable equipment and quality service is our team of licensed professionals’ number one priority.