When we talk about air quality, we often think about external pollutants such as heavy traffic or industrial outputs. However, the air inside our home is also important. After all, we spend a lot of time there!
For our health as well as our comfort, we can and should take steps that ensure the air we breathe indoors is as safe as possible.
- Maintain your AC system
When an air conditioning system is operating effectively, it will remove pollutants from the air. However, the functionality of your air conditioner depends on how well you maintain it.
For example, if you haven’t checked your air ducts in a while and they have become clogged with dust and dander, you’ll find that your overall air quality reduces.
- Change your filters
It should go without saying that the filters of your air conditioning system need to be regularly replaced. Don’t forget your home’s other filters, though!
Check your vacuum cleaner ducts, your clothes dryer ducts, and the ducts in your kitchen. All of these can have a major impact on the air quality that you enjoy at home.
- Use kitchen vents
Do you turn on your kitchen vents when you’re cooking? They’re there for a reason! When you cook, whether you use a gas stove or an electric burner, pollutants are produced and emitted in the air.
If you have a window that you can open in your kitchen as you cook, this is an even more effective solution.
- Clean rugs and carpets
You might think that the only purpose of your rugs and carpets is to keep your toes cozy. In reality, they can trap dust and particles in their fibers too, so they act as air filters.
That’s only if you keep them clean, of course. You should vacuum your rugs and carpets regularly as well as having them professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year.
- Invest in dehumidifiers
The result of a humid environment is an increase in mold and mildew. This is especially bad news if anyone in your household suffers from respiratory issues.
During the warmer months, it makes sense to place some dehumidifiers around your living space. This will reduce the amount of moisture in the air, creating more comfortable living conditions for all.
- Buy indoor plants
Plants don’t just look pretty. They also keep the air in your home clean! Consider them natural air filters that can also add interest to your interior design.
An added bonus is that the presence of plants has been proven to positively impact mood. Higher air quality and increased happiness sounds good to us!
- Invest in a better air conditioner
If you feel that your current air conditioner isn’t meeting your needs, don’t hesitate to consult us regarding alternative options. It may be that you need more cooling power from your system. We’ll be able to match you to the perfect model.
If you need personalized advice regarding air quality, don’t hesitate to contact the experts.
Beehive Heating and Air can guide you toward the best HVAC solutions for your situation. Our services are available in Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond!