Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in your Aberdeen, NC, home is important for avoiding breathing problems like bronchitis or asthma. Here are four steps to take when you’re concerned with improving your home’s air quality and keeping your family safe.
Replace the Air Filter
Your home’s HVAC system is designed to recycle air and provide proper ventilation. You risk unhealthy air and HVAC system damage when allowing the air filters to become clogged and dirty. Replace the filters once every 30 to 90 days.
Limit Harsh Cleaning Products
Many cleaning products include VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These chemicals cause:
- Eye, nose and throat irritation
Take time to learn more about VOCs because they are in many common items. They exist in nail polish, bathroom cleaning products, furniture polish and even come from the furniture you relax in. Find non-toxic cleaning products to combat this issue and consider indoor air quality services from a professional HVAC technician.
Keep Your Home Clean and Use Greenery
Dust your home at least once per week, and vacuum twice weekly. Get the entire family involved with these important tasks so nobody becomes overwhelmed with keeping your home free from dust, dirt and dander.
Open the windows to periodically allow fresh air in and consider using plants inside the home. Some plants are known to possess purifying qualities, such as English ivy and lilies.
Get Regular HVAC Maintenance
Bring in a professional HVAC service technician to check whether AC repairs are needed. During the summer months, you’ll benefit from a well-running AC unit that circulates and ventilates air efficiently. The result is not only improved air quality, but also a lower energy bill.
Are you ready to have your HVAC system inspected for optimal effectiveness? We encourage you to call one of our friendly Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration representatives so we can talk with you. We’ll share our affordable HVAC system maintenance options and explain how we can help make sure your home’s air quality is safe.
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