You may not realize what a difference indoor air quality (IAQ) makes in your Belmont, North Carolina, home. However, poor IAQ can inflame allergies and trigger asthma attacks, particularly with plenty of perpetrators lurking beyond the dust and dirt in your home. Discover the following three ways you can improve your home’s air quality without sacrificing your family’s comfort.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
During the summer and winter, your HVAC system works overtime to heat or cool your home. During these periods, you need to check your air filters often to prevent buildups of dirt and grime from entering into your home. An IAQ test or whole-home health assessment can also help you check your air quality and uncover areas that may need attention.
Incorporating Natural Elements
If you want to improve your home’s air quality naturally, houseplants can help lower carbon dioxide levels. To eliminate stale odors from inside your home, replace synthetic air fresheners with natural products, such as baking soda or fresh lemons. When you clean with these natural products, you can help reduce indoor odors without inhaling harmful chemicals.
Ventilating Your Home
Discourage mold growth in high-traffic areas of your home. Occasionally check vents and exhaust fans in your bathroom and kitchen to remove any buildups of dust and debris. Buy a dehumidifier for specific rooms in your home, such as the basement. When you burn logs in a fireplace or cook a meal in your kitchen, make sure the areas surrounding those locations receive proper ventilation. Also be sure you keep your home’s HVAC ducts clean with the help of a service professional.
Our Ross & Witmer IAQ experts can offer maintenance plans to make sure your HVAC system delivers superior air quality throughout your home. Call 704-392-6188 to speak to one of our service professionals.