Spring is associated with all sorts of pleasant things — flowers blooming, birds chirping, warm weather. But with all of that comes an increase in pollen, allergens, and pests. Spring cleaning isn’t just about finally taking the time to dust and declutter, it’s also about preventing airborne contaminants that pollute your home’s indoor air and warding off expensive repairs and replacements.
If you are looking forward to a healthy and productive spring season, take a look at our Spring Cleaning Checklist devoted to air conditioning and indoor air quality. Although vacuuming the carpets and clearing out the clutter will have a positive impact on the indoor environment, there are other easy ways to improve your home’s air quality.
Pacific Heating & Cooling is focused on your health — the health of your home, family, and HVAC system. When your home is clean and your air conditioning system is maintained, the breathable indoor air will result in comfort, not coughing!
Improve your home’s indoor air quality and create a clean and healthy environment just in time for spring. We can’t avoid the changing seasons, but we can be proactive when it comes to seasonal allergies and breakdowns. Follow our expert tips to keep your HVAC system and indoor air quality in peak condition.
Professional air duct cleaning is an effective way to improve the indoor air quality of your home. If there are airborne allergens present in your home, they will inevitably get sucked into your HVAC system. Over time, dust and debris will build up and need to be cleared from the air ducts before it has an adverse effect on the overall health of the home. No one wants to run their HVAC system and be worried about breathing continually cycled contaminants.
This spring, pay attention to your carpets. Removing the deep dust and debris from your carpets can improve indoor air quality immensely. We know you vacuum regularly, but it may be time for a professional cleaning. If that seems like too much, purchase a vacuum with HEPA filtration. Or use a vapor steam cleaner for the job. HEPA filters promise to remove 99.7% of allergens from carpet!
Be a mold monitor this spring. Meaning, be on the lookout, and if any mold is seen in the home, be ready to take action. The negative health risks of mold in the home cannot be overstated. If you think there is a presence of mold or are interested in an in-home inspection, call on the professionals.
Whether you have an animal companion (or many!) in your home or not, houseplants make great “pets.” They’re not only beautiful, but also useful. Many common houseplants are natural toxin blockers. Indoor plants, such as spider plants, aloe plants, and english ivy, remove toxins from the air and offer natural and effective air purification. Put one plant every 100 square feet for best results.
The evaporator and condenser coils are surrounding by aluminum fins. They need proper airflow in order to work properly and efficiently. Every few months, inspect the perimeter around your indoor air handler and outdoor condenser unit.
There should be a minimum 3-foot clearance around the entire unit. While a professional HVAC tune-up should include a full cleaning and decluttering around indoor and outdoor units, make sure you keep an eye out for any dirty, clogged, or restricted units.
Indoor air quality is important year-round. We spend so much time indoors, whether it be home, school, or the office. The air we are breathing when indoors can directly dictate our health. You can take control of your home’s IAQ by working with HVAC professionals and doing simple maintenance tasks at home.
Be sure to vacuum regularly, maintain ideal humidity levels, and schedule professional HVAC maintenance annually. Together with Pacific Heating & Cooling, achieve the spring (and IAQ) of your dreams.
Contact Pacific Air Systems Heating & Cooling for professional indoor air quality solutions, such as Air Scrubber Plus. You can reach us 24/7 at (253) 292-3995.
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