As spring arrives and allergy season returns, indoor air quality becomes a major concern for many homeowners. Given the global COVID-19 crisis, air quality is an even bigger focus than normal. At South Jersey Energy Service Plus, we’re here to help you improve your indoor air quality to help keep your air clean and your family healthy. Keep reading for some of our key tips!
Regular air conditioning maintenance should be part of your spring routine, and replacing your filter is key to maintaining air quality. Dust, dirt, and allergens will build up on your filter over time, and when you restart your system in the spring they will be blown into your home. A new filter will help eliminate this issue and ensure the air being blown into your home is clean.
Your heating and cooling units are the only parts of your HVAC system that affect indoor air quality. Ductwork in your home is a common place for dust and allergens to build up, where they will be distributed throughout the home every time your run your HVAC system. Professional duct cleaning or at least cleaning the vents yourself will help eliminate the amount of pollutants in your air.
One of the most important steps in improving air quality is keeping your home clean, especially your floors. Shoes track in all kinds of allergens, and they get stirred up and moved around the house. While the coronavirus outbreak has everyone focused on cleaning their surfaces and doorknobs, don’t forget to do your floors as well. Adding a thorough cleaning to your getting ready for spring routine will go a long way with air quality.
A humid home is a breeding ground for mold and dust mites, which is why dehumidifiers can be an extremely worthwhile investment. If you have humid air, or especially if you’ve previously had mold issues, a humidifier is a smart choice for your air quality. On the flip side, if you have dry air that causes dry itches eyes and nasal irritation, a humidifier is the right upgrade for your home. Our experts can help you evaluate your needs and recommend the best solution.
Many homeowners understandably leave their windows closed all winter, but the popularity of central air conditioning has caused some people to close their windows all year long. Letting in fresh air will help replace the stale air in your home and allow contaminants to be moved out. It’s a simple step, but one that will produce noticeable differences in your air quality.