Maintaining quality air in your home can be a challenge and may have a major impact on your quality of life. Many people with breathing problems and allergies will find that following simple tips and ways to improve your home’s air quality will help improve their overall health and well-being.
Change air filters frequently
Changing air filters frequently will not only improve the air quality of your home, but it will also help your heating and cooling function properly. Air filters help remove pollutants from the air such as mold, dust, pollen, smoke, and pet dander. We provide a thorough inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system to test for signs of problems related to air quality. We recommend cleaning the filter regularly to ensure the circulation of clean, fresh air.
Keep your house clean
It may be tempting to put off chores, but it’s important to clean your home regularly to reduce allergens. Use a damp cloth to dust areas in your home such as ceiling fans, refrigerator, and lamps. We recommend using nontoxic, non-aerosol cleaning products to avoid harmful fumes. Make sure to vacuum using a HEPA filter.
Use Humidifiers to battle dry air
If you find your air in your home is too dry, you can really benefit from a humidifier. Humidifiers are known to relieve dry skin, nose, lips, and throat. Moisture is added to the air with either a cool mist or warm mist humidifier. Not only does the moisture help with air quality and your health, it also can prevent problems related to winter heating such as cracks in furniture, static electricity, and peeling wallpapers.
Because most heating and cooling systems don’t bring fresh air into your home, you must find other ways to guarantee your home is properly ventilated. You can improve ventilation in your home by simply opening windows and doors, especially while you’re cooking, cleaning, or painting. Consider running ceiling fans to keep air circulating.
Use an air purifier
High quality air purifiers are impactful on improving the overall air quality in your home by reducing or eliminating pollutants. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may greatly benefit from an air purifier. They are capable of catching numerous amounts of bacterial and virus particles, making the air in your home healthier to breathe and live in.
In order for your home or business to feel comfortable, you must take the proper steps to ensure clean air quality. For more information about our Layton air quality products, call Black Diamond Repair and Maintenance today at (801)771-1510!