How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

By Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric - January 19, 2015
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Air fresheners, candles, and plug-ins are a quick way to make your home smell better. But what if you could get to the root of the problem rather than just mask the issue? If you’ve relied on disinfectant sprays to make the air in your home seem fresher, it’s time to tackle the source of the bad air.

Here are five strategies to improve your indoor air quality today:

Open Your Windows

While this doesn’t work for every season, opening your windows is a great way to improve your air quality the old-fashioned way. Roll up those blinds and let the outdoor air restore freshness to your home.

Groom Your Pets

We all love our furry friends, but they can cause your home to accumulate quite a lot of dander and fur. When your pets shed, the debris can spread throughout your air and collect in your duct system. To counteract this, make sure to bathe and groom your pets regularly and wash their bedding on a weekly basis.

Clean Your Ducts

Despite regular dusting, your ducts can still accumulate a variety of debris that will recirculate throughout your home. Duct cleaning is a great way to remove any dust and dirt from your duct system. Consider a duct cleaning if you’re looking for a foolproof way to remove contaminants from your indoor air.

Adjust Your Indoor Humidity

Humidity is all about balance. Low humidity can dry out your skin, and high humidity can cause mildew and mold growth. If you use a humidifier, make sure it isn’t set too high. If your home suffers from high humidity, consider purchasing a dehumidifier.

Change Your Air Filters

When was the last time you changed your HVAC system’s filters? If your filters get too dirty, they will be less effective at preventing contaminants from entering your air. Make sure you are regularly changing your filters to help improve your indoor air quality.

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Four Seasons has a variety of methods that can improve your air quality year-round. If you consistently struggle with keeping your home’s air fresh, contact Four Seasons. We can help your family breathe easy again.

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