5 Ways to Improve Your Homes Air Quality in the U.S.

You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be harboring more pollutants than the air outside. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in the U.S.. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as difficult as you might think, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can reduce the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five different steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home: 

1. Tidying Up

Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly improve the quality of the air in your home. This includes dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to collect these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of loose hair and pet dander. 

Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, especially around the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean away mold or mildew. With this consistent cleaning, you’ll remove these particles before they have a chance to circulate throughout your HVAC system, and avoid breathing any of them in! 

2. Consider Avoiding Artificial Scents

Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, many common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be difficult to navigate the complicated claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, look for sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. However, if you just can’t get enough of that fresh lemon scent, give baking soda and freshly sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a pleasing smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other organic materials are also good choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras. 

3. Add a Touch of Green 

Adding some live plants to your home is another fantastic, natural way to improve the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a variety of common airborne pollutants. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and placing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t want to worry about, add as many to a space as you like! They’ll require adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most engaging ways you can spruce up your decor and air quality at the same time. 

4. Regularly Check and Change Air Filters 

As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your home. Selecting the right filter for your the U.S. home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only half the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can ensure cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system an opportunity to run at peak efficiency. 

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5. Work with a Professional

The licensed, insured and fully trained experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work tirelessly to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service

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