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Preparing Your Indoor Air Quality For The Spring

February 20th, 2023 by eshoop

Homeowner changing their HVAC filter.

With spring right around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your home for spring cleaning. One important part that many people usually forget is their indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality is more important than outdoor air quality. This is because you are breathing your indoor air more often. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to improve the quality of the air inside your home.

Keeping Allergens Away

First, you need to keep allergens out of your home. During the spring, when pollen levels are high, keep your windows shut and stay inside as much as possible. When you come into your home, make sure that you leave shoes and jackets outside.

Use Ventilation While Cleaning

Spring means that you will be doing a lot of spring cleaning. You may wash curtains that are laden with dust and debris. You will also be doing a deep cleaning of your cabinets and other areas that may be dusty. You will also be using household cleaning products that have VOCs. These VOCs can compromise your indoor air quality. Do your research and find less toxic cleaning options. While you are cleaning, make sure that you ventilate the space. If pollen is high in your area, consider cleaning on a day when the pollen numbers are low. Another idea is to add a whole home ventilation system.

Clean Your Unit

The spring is a popular time to clean, so it makes it a perfect time to clean your HVAC system. Do not forget the outside unit. It will be full of dirt and debris. If you are not ok with cleaning the unit yourself, hire an HVAC professional to do it for you.

Changing Your Air Filters

It is a good idea to change your filters often to improve your indoor air quality. In the spring, you may need to change your filters more often than you do in the winter months. This is especially true if you have a lot of traffic going in and out of your house, high amounts pollen, or have pets. New air filters will help to improve your indoor air quality this spring. Plus, they will also help to ensure that your unit is running as it should.

Consider Getting an Air Purifier

An air purifier will help to improve the indoor air quality of your home. There are many options for purification systems, including small air purifiers. You can also get a whole home air purification system. This system is especially great for those that have asthma or allergies.

Running Your HVAC Fan After Cleaning

After you have done a huge spring cleaning, you should turn your HVAC fan on to let it run for a little bit. This will help to circulate and remove the dust and debris that you have cleaned.

Call Us Today

Keeping your indoor air quality excellent is easy as long as you do the things above. If you need help with your HVAC system or want to improve the air in your home, call us at Thornton Heating Services. Our team of HVAC professionals will help to ensure that you have the cleanest air possible.