Do Something about Your Home Air Quality

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Florida is like a never-ending allergy season. Summer allergens begin to pass and the fall season is right around the corner to keep allergy sufferers reaching for the Claritin and Benadryl. While there isn’t much you can do to prevent airborne allergens from causing you literal headaches outdoors, there are many ways to reduce their impact on you within your own home. So do something about your home air quality today. Here are some tips on how to improve your home air quality.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Dirty Vs. Clean Air Filters
Your air filters are designed to clean the air that circulates in your home. It is usually made of spun fiberglass material, pleated paper or cloth and traps particulates and contaminants such as:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Fibers
  • Lint
  • Mold and Mold Spores
  • Animal Hair
  • Bacteria
  • Metal and Wood Particles

When your air filter hasn’t been changed regularly, it loses its ability to filter out contaminants effectively and worse, it causes your air conditioner to overwork. Dirty, clogged air filters are one of the primary sources for AC unit malfunctions. Be sure to change out your air filters, at minimum, every two to three months. If someone in the home already has allergies or you have one or more pets, consider replacing your air filter every month to 45 days.

Consider Your Flooring Options

It may not be top of mind when thinking about your air quality, but what you walk on every day can have a dramatic effect on how many particulates circulate in your home.

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  • Carpet
  • Laminates
  • Vinyl

Have you ever spilled red wine or juice on carpet? An immediate panic ensues with the thought that you may not be able to get the stain out — ever. Well, you may not notice it like a big red blotch, but that absorbent quality that a carpet has also applies to air pollutants. Pet hair, mold and dust mites are all predisposed to living in your carpet. Vacuuming and steam cleaning are good habits to form, but cannot typically remove all harmful pollutants. Laminates and vinyl are easy to clean, but during installation, it’s not uncommon for pollutants to be released into your air.

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  • Hardwood
  • Tile

If you are looking for optimal solutions that are easy to clean and don’t absorb pollutants, then hardwood or tile flooring are both great. They are easy to clean, durable and look great. However, it is important to remember that what you clean your home with can stay in the air after cleaning. As long as you are using natural cleaning products on your floor and other parts of your home, you can keep allergens to a minimum.

“Every family deserves clean indoor air but pollutants, even the ones we can’t see, can make their way into our homes every day,” said Scott. “What is really troubling is that some pollutants like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, and bacteria can be harmful to your family’s health.”

No One Likes to Breathe Filthy Air

If you suffer from allergies or simply want to breathe cleaner air, there is a lot within your control. From air conditioner maintenance to choosing natural cleaning products, it is within your power to increase the amount of clean air in your home. However, if you want a more advanced solution, there are a number of air quality solutions from which you can choose:

  • Air purifiers can rid your air of 99.9% of pollutants and are a staple of home air purification
  • Ventilators draw fresh air into the home
  • UV lamps minimize mold and bacterial growth on the HVAC’s indoor coil

Allergies are no joke. Millions of people suffer from it every day. If there was a way to reduce its impact on you or a loved one, it would be silly not to try it. The experts at Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning are focused on keeping your home’s air clean, crisp and comfortable. We provide regular maintenance packages that automatically send someone to your home twice a year, which can include a home air quality test.

Using the form on the right of the page, request an appointment today to feel cleaner and more comfortable than ever before.

Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company in Central Florida. Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable, courteous, and dedicated to providing you with the very best heating and cooling systems at a reasonable cost.

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