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Four Tips For Improving Indoor Air Quality

If you are someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, keeping the indoor air quality in your home at bay is essential. Here are four tips to help you do this:

  1. Vacuum Regularly: Vacuuming regularly is important since it removes the dirt and dust before it has time to start circulating through your HVAC system, which is how it makes its way into the air. This is what causes irritation for those with seasonal allergies. On top of this, all this excess dirt and debris can lead to damages to the HVAC, as well because it clogs up the filters and sticks to all the other components inside. 
  2. Keep Your Home Clean: Same as vacuuming, you also want to dust regularly and clean the countertops and more. Otherwise, all the dust that accumulates everywhere else makes it's way into the air to circulate through the HVAC system. If you find you are too busy to provide this type of maintenance for your home, the next best thing would be to hire a regular maid service. Keep in mind that you want to use non-toxic chemicals for cleaning to ensure that these chemicals also do not flare irritation for your allergies. 
  3. Get Your Pet Groomed: Getting your pet groomed regularly is also important as it removes the extra dander and fur that gets trapped into the HVAC system. Many people with seasonal allergies who have pets do not realize the huge impact that their pets have on their flare-ups. Pet dander also can cause heavy clogs in the HVAC system because it's so thick and builds up quickly. 
  4. Clean Out the Air Filters: Finally, you need to be sure that you are cleaning the air filters more regularly than you would if you didn't suffer from allergies. For example, most homeowners change or clean out their air filter every three months. If you have allergies, you might just want to go ahead and do it every month. 

With these four tips in mind, you are more likely to provide good air quality in your home that will allow you to live more comfortably no matter the season. On top of this, most of these tips even keep your HVAC system in better condition so that it recirculates air in your home more effectively. This can definitely help prolong the lifespan of your HVAC so that you don't have to replace it as often as someone with allergies typically does. To learn more, contact a company like Derek Sawyers Smart Energy Heating & Air.