Spring is here and the weather is turning warm. It’s time to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air, right? Well you might be surprised to find out that the air in your home isn’t nearly as clean as you thought it was. There’s plenty of pollutants in the air like pollen, dust, pet dander and mold. Over an extended period of time, this can very negatively affect your health in a number of ways, including aggravated allergies, increased chance for asthma attacks via airborne triggers, and even potential illness caused by reactions to poisonous toxins and bacteria in the air.
So if you’re wondering how you can you keep the air clean in your home this Spring, there’s three things you can do to keep your air clean and breathe easy!
Cleaning Your Air Conditioner
Cleaning your air conditioner inside and out on a regular basis can help keep your air cleaner than you ever thought possible! Why? Because a properly maintained air conditioner will help your system function more efficiently and last longer while pumping CLEAN fresh air through your home! When it’s properly cleaned, you’ll definitely see the difference.
Replace Your Air Filters
Changing or cleaning your air filters regularly is one the easiest ways to keep the air clean and your AC functioning properly. The air filter is the first line of defense against air pollutants like mold, mildew, dust mites, pet dander and more, so if the filter becomes saturated, it can no longer do its job, which means you won’t be breathing easy and your AC isn’t nearly as efficient as it was.
Cleaning Out the Ducts
Air ducts circulate your air throughout your home under the floor, in the walls and in the ceiling 24/7 and they also happen to be a very, very attractive place for dust, pollen, mold and that nasty pet dander so many people are allergic to. Not to mention other terrible indoor and outdoor air contaminants! Every few years it’s important to have your ducts professionally cleaned to ensure they aren’t harboring dangerous and terrible pollutants that can spread throughout your home and ruin that wonderful fresh air.
Are you looking forward to breathing easy this spring? Make sure you can make that a possibility with a little maintenance and some TLC for your Air Conditioner and Air ducts! Oh, and don’t forget your friendly neighborhood vents and that air filter we mentioned before. It’ll be worth it!