We all know what it’s like to battle humidity and allergies here in San Antonio. It can feel like an endless war on our air quality — especially when we try to seek refuge in our homes! If you want to promote a healthy home with great indoor air quality, you can make it happen with a few simple steps!
Cavalry Air Care is more than just an indoor air quality company. We care about you and your homes. That’s why we offer you tips and tricks to improve air quality and breathe confidently in your own homes. Keep reading to learn some great DIY air quality techniques!
Your HVAC system already has filters in place to remove particles from the air. Make sure you have a regular schedule of checking and changing out these filters so that they can do their jobs properly. If you have pets or small children in the home, consider maintaining the filters more often.
If you’re interested in upgrading your filtration system power, you might consider an HVAC cleaning service or other air cleaners. Our team at Cavalry Air Care would be more than happy to speak to you about your options.
Did you know that some of the common household cleaners you use could actually be polluting the space you’re trying to clean? As difficult as it may be to accept, many cleaning sprays and wipes actually release chemicals called VOCs into your air. If you want to avoid this contamination altogether, find substitute products that are all-natural or unscented.
* Even candles release smoke and vapors into the air!
We know your home is lean, but allergens are so tiny, you won’t ever see them. That means a couch or carpet that looks clean could be home to thousands of tiny allergens. Consider increasing your vacuuming and dusting habits. You’d be surprised by how much air contamination can occur just on your rugs and carpets alone — especially if you have pets!
Seal Up The Home
Your home has a lot of little nooks and crannies that you might not notice, but allergens can still sneak inside your home! It’s a good idea to refresh the window caulking to make sure outside air has the fewest opportunities to enter the home. You can also check and replace the weather stripping on your doors. Any holes that lead outside your home — such as electrical wire pathways — can be insulated as well.
Another fun fact is that some house plants naturally detoxify the air. They catch air particles on their leaves and absorb them, turning them into food and cleaning your air. While this practice won’t clean your entire home’s air, it definitely promotes a healthier air quality. Plus, plant-lovers can get some enjoyment out of their new air-cleaning friends.
Do You Need Professional IAQ Solutions?
In the event that these DIY air quality tips aren’t cutting it, Cavalry Air Care is here to help. We have cutting-edge filters and air cleaners to get your home operating as cleanly as possible. If you’re interested in professional IAQ solutions, give us a call today!