From dust bunnies to cooking odors and chemical pollutants, the average home in Mountain City, Georgia, has its fair share of air quality problems. Despite the myriad contaminants you might face, there are a variety of simple ways to improve your indoor air quality today.
Your home’s air quality is affected by visible particulates like dust and pollen as well as invisible gases and chemicals that assault your airways around the clock. The first step for improving your indoor air quality is controlling contaminants at the source. Here are a few simple ways to minimize airborne pollutants that might affect your health.
- Replace your HVAC filter every month or as needed.
- Use exhaust fans when cooking, cleaning or showering.
- If you need to open the windows, make sure your screens are in good shape.
- Wash towels and bedding in hot water to remove dust mites and allergens.
- Use doormats to clean your shoes and collect tracked-in debris.
- Dust from top to bottom, and clean your duster frequently.
- Vacuum high-traffic areas and baseboards once or twice per week.
Air Cleaners and Indoor Air Quality Products
Simple household habits can minimize the number of airborne contaminants that enter your home, but they might not be enough to help you achieve your air quality goals. If you want to take things a step further, consider installing an air cleaner that can remove 99% of particulates and germs. We can also suggest a mechanical ventilation system designed to reduce carbon dioxide and exhaust chemical pollutants. Carefully selected products can minimize the frequency and severity of allergy symptoms while improving the quality of the air across your home.
If you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, work with a professional to discuss your goals and identify your home’s unique needs. For more information, call Radlee Heating and Cooling, or view our selection of air cleaners and ventilators online.