Tips for Maintaining Your IAQ This Spring

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Spring has sprung, and while it means warmer weather, it also means an influx of allergens floating through the air. Keep the allergens at bay with some of our helpful tips for improving and maintaining your indoor air quality at home.

Crack Open the Windows

Ventilation is a natural way to purify your home’s air. Open up the windows and doors, allow the cool morning and evening air to flow throughout your home, and replace the stale pent-up air inside your home with fresh, clean air.

However, make sure that you’re only leaving the windows open when the air conditioning is off. Leaving the windows open while the system is running is a massive waste of energy and a good way to lose all of that cool air it generates to the outdoors.

Add Some Houseplants

As you might recall from your early science classes, plants feed off of the carbon monoxide in the air and produce oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis. In addition to absorbing carbon monoxide, they also absorb chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and more! These chemicals are found in all kinds of common household products such as plastics, paint thinners, synthetic fibers, dyes, detergents, gasoline, and pesticides.

The addition of plants to your home will help to filter out these toxins and instead replace them with fresh oxygen, making breathing easier all spring long.

Make Cleaning A Priority

Allergens such as dust, dirt, dander, and pollen find their way to every nook and cranny of your home, which is why keeping your home clean is important for maintaining indoor air quality. Regular dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down counters and furniture is a sure way to limit the number of allergy triggers inside your household.

If you’re ready to upgrade your indoor air quality and you’re seeking some more information or assistance, allow us to help! Visit our website or call us at (770) 766-1448 to learn more about our services!

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