As we ring in the new year, it’s important to focus on improving our home environment. One way to do this is by improving the air quality. Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to keep your home’s air clean and healthy.
Here are five easy ways to improve your indoor air quality this New Year!
Open Your Windows
Opening your windows regularly is an easy and effective way to improve the air quality in your home. Doing this helps get rid of dust, pollen, smoke, and other pollutants that can be trapped inside your house. It also helps circulate fresh air into your home while letting stale air escape.
Vacuum and Dust Regularly
Another way to improve indoor air quality is to routinely vacuum and dust your home. Dust, pet hair and dander, skin cells, and other allergens can build up in carpets and furniture, causing the air to become stale and polluted. Vacuuming at least once a week with a high-efficiency filter vacuum will help keep the air clean and fresh. Cleaning your shelves, furniture, floorboards, and other surfaces regularly can also help reduce airborne particles in your home.
Get an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can help make breathing easier. Air purifiers come in various sizes and types, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. Look for one with a HEPA filter, which is designed to trap even the tiniest particles. Make sure to clean and replace your air purifier’s filters frequently for optimal performance.
Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Products
Using chemical-free and eco-friendly cleaning products is a great way to improve air quality. These products are made from natural ingredients such as plant-based oils, which reduce pollutants and allergens in the air. Eco-friendly cleaning products are also better for the environment, so you can feel good about using them! Look for labels such as “non-toxic” or “all-natural” when shopping for cleaning products, and check the product ingredients to ensure they contain no harsh chemicals.
Remove Clutter From Your Home
Clutter can accumulate quickly in a home and contribute to poor air quality. Stacks of paper, clothes, toys, books and other items can trap pollutants such as dust in the air. Additionally, look for items that could be causing mold or mildew, such as damp towels and wet clothes, and get rid of them to improve air quality even further.
Take the first step towards improving air quality this year by making small changes in your household. Our team at West Coast Air Conditioning is here to assist you. Contact us today at (805) 954-9195 for all your HVAC needs!