Fall brings specific challenges related to indoor air quality (IAQ), challenges that are different from those prevailing during the spring and summer allergy seasons. Nevertheless, all kinds of pollutants threaten the ability of Toms River, NJ residents to breathe easy during the fall. Here are some simple steps you can take to help protect your indoor air quality this fall.
1. Clean Your Home Every Week
Given its ubiquity, dust is far and away the most common threat to IAQ. To minimize the threat it poses to your health and comfort, you should take great care to clean your home at least once per week. This includes vacuuming carpets and furniture upholstery and wiping down all major surfaces with cloths.
2. Get an Air Scrubber
The Air Scrubber by Aeru is an excellent tool for removing all sorts of contaminants from the air, including dust, pet dander, and volatile organic compounds. Certain air purifiers and air scrubbers that use UV light can even kill or incapacitate substantial amounts of bacteria and viruses. However, unlike purifiers, which typically sit somewhere in your home as separate devices, air scrubbers attach directly to your ductwork and clean your air at the source, just before it enters the rooms of your home.
3. Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Industry professionals recommend that everyone schedule HVAC maintenance twice per year. If you haven’t done so yet, fall is a perfect time to do it. Keeping up with routine maintenance will help to improve the function and longevity of your HVAC system in general.
However, there are specific ways in which it has an impact on IAQ. HVAC systems use air filters that degrade and fill up with debris over time — and replacing them with new filters that have higher ratings can improve IAQ. Additionally, some of the dirt and grime that collects on system components can find its way into your ductwork to be distributed throughout your home. During a tune-up, our technicians make sure to clean your system’s major components to help prevent this from happening
The fall is a great time to reap the rewards of cleaner air. All you need to do if you live around Toms River, NJ is to call Comfort Zone Home Services and ask for our indoor air quality services.
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