As a homeowner, think about the last time you thought about anything to do with the air quality of your home. Chances are, you most likely didn’t do anything about it until something was wrong. But unfortunately, there could be a lot of bad things floating around in your home’s air that you can’t even see. So it is even more important to pay attention to some common pollutants and contaminants in your home that can cause your indoor air quality to decrease. Here are some common culprits to keep an eye out for!
Where does dust settle the most? On your floors! Your floors can accumulate decades worth of dust, allergens, and other contaminants you may not be able to see to the naked eye. When cleaning, always use a vacuum cleaner with strong suction and rotating bristles so the dirt and debris don’t get blown back out through the exhaust. Don’t forget the edges of the room, the walls, and even your furniture as dust tends to accumulate here.
Your air conditioning unit
While Florida homeowners understand the need for AC services all year round, but surprisingly enough, your machine could actually be a culprit behind low air quality in your home. When your air conditioner isn’t operating properly, has broken parts, and/or leaky ductwork, it can cause an excess of humidity in your home, which can leave the air feeling damp, stale, and dusty. Your unit’s air filter could also be to blame, so make sure to change it every month. If you notice your unit isn’t working properly, don’t hesitate to call your local air conditioning repair company — AC repair isn’t only an investment in the air quality of your home.
Gasses, vapors, and odors from regularly used household items
All those cleaning supplies, disinfectants, glues, tobacco smoke, perfumes, and even electric air cleaners can build up, causing your hair to be contaminated and cause your home to smell. Simply cut down on the use of these products, or if you need to use them, make sure to open plenty of windows!
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