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4 Ways to Have Healthy Indoor Air

Are you concerned about the quality of the air you breathe in your Hoover, AL, home? Or worse, does your air leave you uncomfortable or sick? There are many things that could be causing the problem, so here are some solutions to improve your air quality.

Air Conditioner Filters

Make sure your AC is using the highest efficiency-rated filter approved by the manufacturer for your model system. Air conditioners remove water in the air, and consequently can draw up water-soluble pollen and particulate matter, if you have reason to believe that those are what’s bothering you. So get the best filter your AC can use.

Pet Issues

Try keeping your pet outside of bedrooms, and outside more often, if possible. Be sure to bathe your pet once or twice a week. The most common cause of chronic allergies is also pet related: dust mites. The best solution is to reduce the humidity in your home to 30 percent. Running your air conditioning can reduce humidity, but if you’re in a naturally humid place, you may want to get a dehumidifier.

Healthy Home Smells

Plug-in air fresheners, sprays, and other common ways of improving home odor often make your air less healthy, due to volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Unfortunately, companies are not required to list these compounds in their ingredients, typically only mentioning ‘fragrance’ as an umbrella term.

The best bet is to find fragrance-free laundry and cleaning products, and for making your home smell nice, try putting together a mixture of sliced citrus fruits, herbs, cinnamon, and other fragrant natural items, and leave it in your kitchen with the lid off to gradually scent your home.

Get your Ducts Cleaned

Little will help your home air situation if the most essential part of it isn’t clean, the ducts that your air constantly passes through. Our duct cleaning service also includes a checkup of all related systems for maintenance or repair needs, so you can easily rule out if any other HVAC systems could be the problem, and get them fixed. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (205) 509-1929.

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