Chances are when you think of air quality, you think only of the air outside. The smell of car flumes, factory pollution, and pollen coverage are all big factors that play into the quality of the air outside. But what about the air that you breathe indoors?
Cleaning up the air inside of your home won't necessarily be fun but it won't be difficult. So, let's get started on what you can do make your indoor air easier to breathe.
Keep Your Pets Clean
Pet dander is one of the top sources of indoor air issues. The best way to keep this issue controlled is regular bathing and grooming. Does your dog hate baths? That's okay, after while they will learn to tolerate the scrub down if they know there is a treat waiting for them. Be sure to give them a good brushing outside after their bath, if possible. This will help minimize the amount of hair and dander that your pet brings into the house.
If you don't want to do the dirty work yourself, contact a local groomer. Your dog will love flopping their ears in the fresh air and you'll love the convenience.
Don't Track Dirt In The House
Make sure to keep welcome mats at the front of every exterior door of your home. You can also keep a basket or designate a bench by the front door to become the shoe rack, so everyone takes their shoes off as they enter. This will help keep dust and dirt particles from being tracking inside and getting stomped through every room. Have cold hardwood floors? Keep a pair of indoor slippers to change into by the shoe rack.
Upgrade Your Vacuum
Over time, vacuums lose their suction and aren't as effective as they once were—and some of them aren't built that well in the first place. If you can afford to, replace your vacuum with a higher-quality, newer model. If a new vacuum doesn't fit into your budget at this time, make sure to at least replace the filter in your old one. Make sure to use HEPA filters, designed specifically to be highly effective at clearing up air.
Check Your Filters
Yes, it's important to change out your vacuum filter, but the easiest way to keep your indoor air quality top notch is to replace your air filter often. Many people use their filters way past due and they're no longer really even serving a purpose. We recommend that you check your air filter at least once a month. More than likely it will need to be replaced monthly. Not only do clean filters help clear your air, they also help keep those heating and cooling costs down.
Breathe Easier with Donnelly's Plumbing Heating and Cooling
If poor indoor air quality is an ongoing problem that you can’t seem to fix, your home's ventilation system may have something wrong with it. If that's the case, give Donnelly's a call at (215) 855-2014 and we’ll send a technician out to take a look.
We’re fast, friendly, and willing to work around your busy schedule when you need us. Always keep in mind that regular maintenance and checkups are the best way to keep your indoor air quality where it needs to be.