Spring is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a nice deep clean. It’s a great excuse to finally clear your storage space, give your kitchen a deep clean, and more! While spring cleaning, don’t forget to give your home’s indoor air some love as well. Spring can also bring extra allergens to your home that were dormant in the winter. In this blog, we’ll discuss some cleaning tips to consider to improve your indoor air quality.
Ditch Store-Bought Air Freshener
If you notice your home has a lingering smell you might think the easiest way to remedy the situation is to pick up a can of aerosol air freshener. While the solution may seem easy, it can actually do a lot to diminish your indoor air quality. If you use a can of air freshener, you are also releasing hazardous air pollutants into your home. If you are exposed to these pollutants they can have adverse effects on your health; such as migraines, asthma attacks, breathing difficulties, and more.
A great way to keep the air in your home healthy is to increase airflow. Open your windows and let fresh air circulate through your home. Another great way to keep air flowing in your home is to run fans while cooking or during and after a shower. Running a fan will also help remove moisture from your home, which helps prevent the growth of mold.
Your carpet and furniture can trap dirt, dander, hair, fur, and more. If you don’t take time to vacuum your carpets and furniture the dirt they collect can stick in the air of your home. It’s recommended to vacuum one to two times a week, more if you have pets that shed a lot. It’s also important not to miss other places that trap dander and dirt, like your curtains, bedding, and more.
Change Your Air Filters
A great way to sidestep seasonal allergies is to make sure your home’s air filters are regularly changed. If you avoid changing your air filters, the dust, dirt, and dander the filters collect with build-up and will cause your home’s system to kick into overdrive. This will wear on the lifespan of your home’s air system, and you will see a spike in your home’s energy costs. If your home doesn’t have a pet, you should change your air filters around every 90 days. If your home does have a pet, it’s recommended to switch the filters out after 60 days.
How We Can Help
The team at Econo Air is full of knowledgeable and skillful experts ready to help you increase your indoor air quality. We have some of the most innovative technology to help take care of your indoor air quality, like an Air Scrubber. An Air Scrubber is a device designed to reduce the number of air contaminants in your home. It can easily be installed on an already existing HVAC system and help prolong the lifespan of your home’s system. Give us a call today at (714) 710-1070 and we can help inspect your home and assess your indoor air quality needs.