Spring is the time for flowers blooming, sunny skies and allergies ramping up to 100. In addition to scrubbing surfaces to a sparkling clean, you also need to make sure that your home's indoor air quality is high. So as you begin to do a major spring cleaning, here's what you'll want to keep in mind.
Use a Vacuum With a HEPA Filter
When vacuuming your home, don't forget to use those handy attachments that come with your vacuum to get to every corner of your home. This means zoning in on the ceiling corners to remove cobwebs, getting into deepest crevices of your upholstered sofas and chairs and sucking away all the dust and dirt under beds and tables. Make sure that your vacuum comes with a HEPA filter so that you the dust and allergens that you remove from the air are sucked into and secured inside of the filter. Vacuums without these filters simply release dust back into the air.
Get a New Air Filter
It's easy to forget to do it, but your HVAC air filter should be changed every one to three months. depending on the brand. You need to change it more frequently if you've been using your system a lot. I a clean filter is vital in catching allergens. If you don't replace it, you run the risk of having that debris released back into the air. Your system also won't work as well.
Get Your Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned
Air ducts are notorious for getting clogged with dirt, dust, and allergens over time. Add in the possibility of moisture, and you're looking at mold as well. When the ducts aren't clean, these particles are released into your home, polluting the air. Professional cleaning by an HVAC company can get your air filters sparkling clean again.
Replace Your Bathroom Fan
One piece of equipment that people rarely think about when it comes to indoor air quality is the bathroom fan. The bathroom fan is ground zero for dust, mold, and allergens, gathering an abundance of these pollutants each time the fan is used. Start fresh this spring by installing a new fan so that your bathroom air remains fresh and clean.
Speak to the experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling for advice on how to improve your indoor air quality this spring. In addition to helping with plumbing and appliance repair, they can help you clean your home's air for spring.