5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Spaces Air Quality in Hurricane

You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be concealing more pollutants than outside air. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in Hurricane. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as difficult as you might imagine, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can diminish the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother your family. Here are five different steps you can take to better the air quality in your home: 

1. Tidying Up

Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly promote the quality of the air in your home. This involves dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to gather these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of loose fur and pet dander. 

Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, particularly around the places where your HVAC system sits. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as remove mold or mildew. With this consistent care, you’ll remove these particles before they have a chance to circulate about in your HVAC system, and avoid inhaling any of them! 

2. Think About Avoiding Artificial Scents

Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, many common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be impossible to navigate the detailed claims many brands make about the safety of their merchandise. To avoid these irritants altogether, choose sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. But, if you just can’t get enough of that fresh lemon scent, give baking soda and fresh- sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a enjoyable smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other raw materials are also good choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown extras. 

3. Add a Touch of Green 

Adding some live plants to your home is another great, natural way to lift the quality of air in your house. There are many stylish plants that not only look nice but remove an assortment of typical airborne pollutants. If you have pets, be sure to keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and bringing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t need to think about, add however many to a space as you desire! They’ll require ample sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most fun ways you can fix up your decor and air quality at the same time. 

4. Regularly Check and Swap Out Air Filters 

As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed throughout your home. Selecting the right filter for your Hurricane home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only a segment of the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can ensure cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system the chance to run at peak efficiency. 

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5. Work with a Professional

The experienced, insured and fully trained experts at Teays Valley Service Experts in Hurricane understand the critical nature of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work hard to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service

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