One of the worst things to find out as a homeowner is that the air within your home is not safe to breathe. It may come as a surprise, but the air we breathe in our homes is not always as clean as the air we breathe outside. However, this isn’t always the case. Homeowners who take the extra steps necessary to purify the air in their home will avoid the common pitfalls of those who don’t. In this blog, we’re going to give you some tips for keeping your home’s air clean and allergen free.
Clean More Frequently
One simple way to keep your home’s air cleaner is to clean more often. When dust and other allergens land on your carpet or furniture, it never stays there. If the dust is disturbed, it’ll be knocked up into the air and breathed in. If you have a small child or pet, they’re closer to the ground, so they’ll be getting the worst of it. Take care to sweep, vacuum, and dust more frequently.
Watch What Cleaning Agents You Use
Although cleaning agents can certainly help you keep your home clean, they can also make the air more dangerous to breath. For example, if you like air freshener, avoid using it frequently. Although air freshener smells nice, it pollutes your home’s air. Instead, try to eliminate odors at their source. Even if you do cover it up with air freshener, the smell will come back almost immediately.
If you aren’t able to clean yourself or you have a lot of carpet or rugs, you may have to go out of your way to have them professionally cleaned every once in awhile. Carpets and rugs are the perfect magnet for harmful allergens and dirt that are brought inside on your shoes and clothes. Even if you do clean regularly, these things can get stuck deep down in carpet fibers to the point where it’s impossible to clean.
Sometimes cleaning isn’t enough. If you’re a homeowner, you should have a home inspector visit your home once a year to check for mold or anything that could harm your air purity. Although mold infestation may not affect some people, it could cause serious illness in others. Additionally, it damages the structural integrity of your home.
Have Your HVAC System Checked
Your HVAC system plays a huge role in keeping your home free of airborne allergens and circulating air through your home. If it’s not working properly, your home could be at risk! In some cases, this could be as simple as replacing your air filter and in others it may be as complicated as replacing your whole system.
At Davis Heating & Cooling, we’ll fully inspect your heating and cooling systems and provide you with the most affordable and effective options to prevent poor air quality in your home. If you have any questions or you’d like a free consultation, give us a call today.