Spring Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality Checklist
It’s the middle of spring, and the flowers are blooming—but how is your Egg Harbor Township home’s indoor air quality (IAQ)?
Now is the perfect time to begin spring cleaning and address your air quality concerns!
Outdoor air is polluted—but indoor air is often worse. The air quality inside your New Jersey home could have concentrations of pollutants that are up to 5 times higher than outdoor concentrations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Even though you may spend more time outside enjoying the warmer weather this spring, you want quality air when you retreat inside to cool down!
At Comfort Now by Bob McAllister, we understand the importance of healthy air quality and comfort. Let our team address all your home care needs so all you have to do is sit back and relax!
Why Your Home and Indoor Air Could Use a Spring Cleaning
Allergies and asthma symptoms often peak during the springtime, so promoting healthier indoor air quality is even more important. The last thing you want is to step inside for some relief from your symptoms, only to find that you are affected by poor indoor air quality as well!
A spring cleaning is more than just tidying up, organizing your closets, and donating items you no longer need—it should involve taking proper care of your HVAC equipment and indoor air quality!
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
When you cook, use aerosol sprays, light a candle, renovate your home, paint your walls, or add new furniture, rugs, or carpet that off-gas, your air quality is affected.
If you have pets and don’t regularly dust or clean your home, this can also negatively impact your air quality.
Indoor Air Quality Checklist
Improving your indoor air quality helps protect your health. Better indoor air quality could mean less exposure to pollutants and reduced allergy and asthma symptoms.
Be sure to do the following this spring to keep your indoor air quality in check:
- Clean Your Home
Begin your major spring cleaning by dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping all throughout your home. Make this a habit so your home remains clean and free from common allergens, such as dust, pet dander, dirt, mold, and pollen.
- Use Non-Toxic Products
Many household cleaning products contain strong, toxic chemicals that release fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Natural, non-toxic cleaning products don’t contain these same harsh chemicals and are better for the environment and your health.
- Improve Ventilation
Open up your windows and doors from time to time—it is spring after all! This allows you to enjoy the nice spring weather and improve ventilation in your home. Consider rearranging the furniture in your home if you discover it is obstructing airflow.
- Change Your AC Filter
Do you know the last time that you replaced or cleaned your air filter? Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on when to change your filter. If you’re ever unsure, take a look at your filter. If it looks dirty or clogged up with dust and debris, replace it.
- Schedule Your Spring AC Maintenance Visit!
If you haven’t already scheduled your spring AC tune-up, now is the time! A spring maintenance visit is the best way to ensure that your equipment is operating at peak capacity and supporting healthier air quality. Call Comfort Now by Bob McAllister to schedule your visit today!
- Install an Indoor Air Quality Product
One of the best ways to reduce the number of pollutants in your air is by adding an indoor air quality product to your home. Our Comfort Now by Bob McAllister professionals offer a variety of products designed to keep your air clean, healthy, and pure.
Aprilaire Indoor Air Quality Solutions—With the help of Aprilaire, you can improve your family’s health and comfort. Aprilaire helps you regain control over humidity, supports air purity, and improves ventilation.
Air Scrubber by Aerus—Attach an Air Scrubber by Aerus to your HVAC equipment, and you will never have to worry about poor indoor air quality again! The Air Scrubber by Aerus uses ActivePure® Technology to reduce the number of pollutants in your home, including VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust. Enjoy healthier air with an Air Scrubber by Aerus!
Whole-Home Dehumidification System—The ideal humidity range is between 30 and 50 percent. If your home is overly humid, you could put your home at risk for mold growth and compromise your health. A whole-home dehumidifier prevents your home from getting too humid—and keeps you safe!
Whether you need a whole-home dehumidifier or air purification system, we can recommend the right make and model for your home and install it for you!
Not sure which indoor air quality is right for you? Just call Comfort Now by Bob McAllister!
Call Us for Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Breathe in safer and cleaner air inside your Egg Harbor Township, NJ, home. All you have to do is call Comfort Now by Bob McAllister, and we will take care of the rest! Call us at 609-400-1005 or request service online.