Prepare your home for spring by understanding airflow and indoor air quality
Every spring we begin our traditional spring-cleaning regimen and work to rid our homes of dust and clutter. Despite our best efforts, improving our indoor air quality is a task often left unattended. This season, spring isn’t the only thing in the air. We’re also sharing tips to prepare your home for spring.
Allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold and other airborne particulates have been wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality all winter long. Now is a great time to clear the air.
Learn how by reading these simple tips below.
Prevent dust from entering your home.
More than 60% of dust inside your home originates outdoors. Simple ways to keep dust outside include taking off your shoes before entering your house or using a doormat outside, and an entry rug inside. These minimal steps will stop any additional dust from being tracked into your home. It is also a good idea to vacuum or shake out the rugs at least once a week. When you’re cleaning, be certain to use products and tools designed to trap dust – not just push it around. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter or cleaning with microfiber or electrostatically charged cloths are good ways to get started.
Improve indoor ventilation.
When it comes to dust and other airborne particulates, these preventative measures can only get you so far. Sometimes, allergens enter your home from under your house and attic. The solution to this problem is to assure your air ducts are properly sealed. Your Service Champions technician is trained to seal your air ducts and prevent contaminants and debris from entering while at the same time, improving your ventilation efficiency. It is also a good idea to make sure you regularly change or clean your HVAC system air filter at least every 30 days.
Clean air filters help keep particulates out of the air and also protect the equipment. Another small but helpful step includes cleaning the dirt and other visible matter from bathroom vents. With the power off, simply remove the vent cover and scrub it clean in warm soapy water. A toothbrush or slightly damp rag can be used to wipe the blades of the fan clean, too.
Be intentional about purifying your air.
It’s estimated that most people spend nearly 90% of their time indoors, so wouldn’t it be a good idea to help guarantee the air you breathe is clean? Service Champions provides several services to aid in purifying the air inside your home. Installing a biocide chamber can help to kill any new airborne bacteria which in turn, assists in reducing respiratory agitators and the risk of unwanted illness.
Replace Your Ducts
Replacing your old air ducts with green safety ductwork can also help maintain fresh, clean air. Green safety ductwork has built-in anti-microbial polyethylene that keeps mold, mildew and other particles form growing, among many other benefits. As your cleaning this spring, don’t forget to clear the air – stop dust before it enters, improve your indoor ventilation and start being proactive. Follow these simple tips, and you’re on your way to cleaner, healthier air!
For questions or information about any of Service Champions’ products and services, contact us today.