Spring Cleaning Tips for Improved Indoor Air Quality

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The winter season is finally fading away, and the sun is out to stay! Many homeowners await the arrival of spring and begin to gather supplies for their annual spring cleaning. It’s a great time to refresh and reset your home, and there’s no better way to do so than managing your indoor air quality.

With the spring season approaching, seasonal allergens tag along as well. High levels of irritants like pollen can creep into your home and affect your comfort levels. No one wants to be subjected to outdoor allergens in their home sweet home, so it’s essential to be proactive and manage your air quality!

Keep Areas Ventilated

When you prepare to deep clean your home before the new season, you likely gather your go-to cleaning supplies and solutions. While these products can be helpful with thoroughly cleaning your home, they can disperse volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the process. It’s essential to utilize natural-based cleaning supplies and keep the areas well ventilated while cleaning.

Ventilation could include propping open the windows and doors and utilizing vent fans when possible. Just remember to check the allergen forecast before opening the windows for a fresh breeze!

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Time to kick back and relax after a long day of cleaning; our experts have you covered with our professional HVAC maintenance services. Your heating and cooling system is used on a regular basis, so it will eventually need a tune-up and professional inspection from time to time. Systems that are not maintained often impact the home’s overall indoor air quality and even comfort levels.

Clean and Pristine A/C

While you’re spring cleaning, remember to show special attention to your heating and cooling components. They work hard to serve your air conditioning and heating needs and will need a tune-up from time to time. Aside from scheduling professional maintenance, homeowners can maintain their HVAC system and indoor air quality by cleaning the system’s condenser. Remove any debris or leaves to ensure full functionality!

Replace Air Filters

One of the easiest ways to keep improved air quality in your home is to regularly replace your HVAC system’s air filters. Your air filters are the first line of defense against the allergens and irritants that sneak their way inside your home through open windows and doors. Over time, those pollutants can accumulate through the filters and will eventually begin to block airflow. It’s important to set your HVAC system up for success and swap those filters consistently to keep your conditioned air clean as can be!

Utilize Air Purifiers

Many homeowners battle springtime allergens with additional measures, like an air purifier. Here at Air Treatment Company, we offer effective air purification systems that we can install for your home, so you can return to breathing the freshest of air, no matter what time of year it is. Those with asthma or allergies significantly benefit from installing an air purifier, as they remove common allergens and other pollutants.

Remove Shoes Before Entering the Home

After you’ve worked tirelessly to remove allergens from your home, don’t diminish the progress by tracking outdoor irritants indoors with your shoes! When you are finished with spring cleaning, make a point to create a designated space to leave shoes outside the door. You’ll be able to minimize the allergens brought indoors and maintain a comfortable indoor environment!

Fairfax Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Air Treatment Company is here to help keep your home comfortable with our premier indoor air quality, heating, and cooling services. This spring season, keep the allergens out and the clean air in. Schedule your indoor air quality service by giving us a call at (703) 270-0881 or complete our online contact form to begin breathing easy in no time.

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