Improving the indoor air quality in your Morton, Texas, home not only helps keep your family healthy, but also helps reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home can become more polluted than the air outside. This can contribute to a range of health issues, including eye irritation, asthma, allergies, colds, fatigue, headaches, respiratory problems, and cardiovascular disease.
Check out these three tips to improve your home’s indoor air quality while increasing your HVAC system’s energy efficiency.
Use Natural Cleaners
While cleaning your home regularly is an effective way to improve indoor air quality, the commercial cleaners you use are putting toxic chemicals right back into the air.
Opt to use natural or plant-based cleaners instead. Homemade cleaners containing baking soda, vinegar, citrus juices, and essential oils clean just as well as, if not better than, store-bought cleaners. If you absolutely must use traditional cleaners, choose unscented and fragrance-free products. Avoid using aerosol sprays.
Remove Your Shoes at the Door
Keep dirt, debris, allergens, and other contaminants outside where they belong by removing your shoes when you step inside your home. Place a boot tray or shoe rack by your front door to collect shoes and prevent pollutants from making their way into your home. This will help keep your air — not to mention your floors — cleaner.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
Taking care of your HVAC system can greatly improve your indoor air quality. Changing your air filter on a regular basis helps keep dust, dirt, and other airborne pollutants from building up and recirculating through your system.
In addition, having a professional technician perform regular maintenance can prevent leaks, malfunctioning components, dirty coils, and other issues that can indirectly affect your health. Professional air duct cleaning is another way to improve the air inside your home.
The professionals at JD’s Prompt Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning can help improve your indoor air quality. Give us a call today at (806) 853-6424 to set up a consultation.
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