Reduce Your Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants
Many people spend the majority of their lives inside their homes. Our homes should be sanctuaries, but the unfortunate truth is that residential indoor air often has much higher levels of pollution than outdoor air. So, what can you do about it?
Dust and Vacuum Daily
Dust is the biggest offender because it actually traps pollutants and then rereleases them over time. Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkland recommends dusting every day and vacuuming as often as possible. Our team also recommends a more extensive cleaning each week. Consider using microfiber cloths for dusting and HEPA vacuum bags.
Change Your Filters Regularly
Your AC and furnace filters need to be replaced every three months and perhaps more often depending on your pets and the general dustiness of your home. If you also use air purifiers and similar technologies, then ensure those are refreshed according to manufacturer recommendations.
Ensure Optimal Ventilation
If the weather allows and you want to open windows and doors, that can be a great way to reduce indoor pollution. But it is also necessary to ensure proper ventilation for the system itself. Modern homes are sealed tight, which can cause pollution problems if the ventilation is subpar.
Schedule Air Duct Cleaning
No matter how good you are about dusting and changing your air filters, your ducts will collect dust over time. Having these ducts cleaned every several years or so will minimize the effect that it can have on the air you breathe.
Avoid Chemical Deodorizers and Cleaners
Avoid artificial deodorizers. Deal with the underlying cause of odors, and use natural scents such as houseplants. Additionally, when choosing cleaners, gravitate toward natural options and avoid those that can introduce pollutants and contaminants.
The Professional Help You Need
At Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning, we have more than 20 years of industry experience in all heating and cooling services. Our team appreciates the balances between heating, cooling, ventilation and indoor air quality. Call us at your earliest convenience with any questions or to schedule an on-site assessment.