December to February are the hottest months, which also means heavier A/C usage. If you will be spending a lot of your time indoors, be sure to always check indoor air quality. Contaminated air can be especially aggravating for people with dust allergies and other conditions, such as asthma.
Here are some simple ways to improve indoor air quality:
Keep Your A/C filter clean
A/C filters prevent dust, pollen and other pollutants from entering your home. Over time however, dust can build up in the system and cause clogging. A dirty air filter not only affects the performance of your air conditioning unit, but affects the quality of the air indoors as well.
Be sure to check your filters regularly, or call a professional for help. Conduct Air Conditioning provides air conditioning maintenance services in Sydney that you can rely on.
Dust and Clean Regularly
Though this is somewhat of an obvious tip, it can be easy to overlook things while you are cleaning. Dust can often accumulate in hard-to-reach areas, such as the top of a bookshelf, inside kitchen cabinets, the top of your appliances or refrigerator, or underneath your furniture.
If you have textured walls and ceilings, dust can also settle on them, so be sure to give everything a good dusting down.
Make Sure Your Flooring is Safe
Though there are strict building codes that regulate the type of flooring that you use, sometimes, the materials used are less than ideal. If you have vinyl and synthetic carpeting, or have items that contain paint, waxes and varnishes, always check for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can also be found in floor cleaners and sprays.
VOCs are a type of indoor air pollutant, and are extremely common inside of homes. Concentrations of these pollutants can be up to five times higher inside homes. Air out your home several times a week by opening windows, and try to avoid cleaners that contain artificial scents or harmful chemicals.
Keep Indoor Plants
Live indoor plants can have a great effect on indoor air quality, as long as it does not produce too much pollen. Succulents such as aloe vera and cacti are a great choice, as they are easy to care for and require little water.
By improving indoor air quality, you can reduce allergic breakouts inside your home and breathe easier.
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