Cleaning your home this spring offers you the chance to improve the air you breathe indoors. Let these tips from your trusted HVAC contractor AC & Refrigeration Works help you improve your home’s indoor air quality so you and your family can comfortably enjoy your living spaces.

Indoor Air Quality

Ventilate your home when cleaning. Spring cleaning means using household cleaning products and materials to help remove dust and deep-seated stains from surfaces. These products, however, emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can impact indoor air quality. Thus, you have to make sure that you ventilate the area you’re cleaning. If pollen levels are low, consider opening windows and doors to increase natural ventilation. A whole-home mechanical ventilation system can also improve air circulation without risking the quality of your indoor air.

Check and change air filters. Since you’ll use your air conditioning unit more in the spring and summer, be sure to check your air filters regularly and clean or change them as needed. Experts recommend doing this every 30 to 90 days, though you may have to do it more frequently if you&#x2019ll be using your air conditioner more often during the warmer months. Clean, unclogged filters will not only improve your home&#x2019s indoor air quality, they’ll also help your HVAC system work properly. 

Have your air ducts cleaned. Your heating and cooling systems attract airborne allergens all-year-round that can settle inside the air ducts. For this reason, when your system is turned on, these harmful allergens and contaminants can be pushed into your living spaces. As a result, you or one of your family members may experience respiratory issues. To eliminate these airborne contaminants, have a professional clean your air ducts. For best results, have this done every five years. 

Add houseplants and dehumidifiers. In addition to increasing the aesthetic appeal of your interior, houseplants are also a smart, natural way to remove toxins from the air and filter out pollutants. Recent research reveals that you’ll achieve air purification by placing greenery every 100 square feet in any given space. Moreover, adding dehumidifiers will eliminate mold and mildew growth and help you achieve quality, breathable indoor air. 

If you’re in need of top-notch heating and air conditioning repair services, look no further than AC & Refrigeration Works. Our technicians are experienced and qualified to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Call us today at (956) 255-7227 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.