DIY Indoor Air Quality Improvement

Check out these easy, DIY tips for improving your indoor air quality – as prepared by the professional air duct cleaning service technicians here at Air Duct Cleaning Near Me!

Regular Air Filter Changing

We recommend regularly changing your air filters. This can drastically improve your indoor air quality, and ensure that your energy bills don’t grow. Make sure to set a monthly reminder on your phone to change replaceable filters. If you want to check if your filter needs to be replaced, try holding your filter against the light. If you cannot see any light through the filter screen, it needs to be replaced. Keep a collection of clean filters in an easy to reach place. Don’t hide them where you’ll never see them and be reminded to regularly clean your dryers. We recommend storing them in the laundry room, or another supply area that you regularly visit.


Avoiding Synthetic Air Fresheners

Many people use synthetic air fresheners or even scented candles for pleasure or to mask unpleasant odors. However, the fact is, that many of these synthetic fragrances have chemicals that dangerously pollute your air. If you want to enjoy burning candles, make sure to only burn soy or beeswax based candles – not paraffin candles. You might notice that the wall near paraffin candles even turns black from soot sometimes! We recommend additionally only using unscented detergent and cleaning products – ideally those with organic, environmentally and chemically friendly compounds.


Keeping Windows Open

The majority of modern homes are built to be airtight in order to increase the efficiency of your HVAC, air conditioning, or central heating systems. However, if you really want to improve your indoor air quality, turn off your HVAC systems sometimes and open a window! You want to be able to adequately ventilate unpleasant odors, vapors, and chemicals that can arise from regular household products. Make sure to open your windows widely a few minutes a day to replace your stale air with fresh air from outdoors. 


Contact Air Duct Cleaning Near Me today to arrange your professional HVAC and ductwork cleaning service – one of the absolute best ways to improve your indoor air quality, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your HVAC system!

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