Keep the Air Clean for Valentine’s Day Plans
Valentine’s Day happens to fall right in the middle of winter. With winter comes a higher chance of having health problems resulting from poor indoor air quality. Colder winter temperatures mean that people keep their homes sealed off from the cold weather outside. Since outdoor air is less polluted than indoor air, pollutants tend to build up in indoor air over the winter because no fresh air flows into the house.
To protect those Valentine’s Day plans, it is in a homeowner’s best interest to keep their indoor air clean so that they aren’t sick for Valentine’s Day. Here is some information about how to improve indoor air quality.
What’s in the Air?
“Fresh” is a relative term when it comes to air. Everything in nature uses the same air that humans breathe to accomplish their biological goals. As a result, the air is full of all kinds of stuff.
Some of the things floating in fresh air can include:
- Dust Mites
- Bad odors
Air Purifiers and Sanitizers
To improve indoor air quality, it is essential to keep various pollutants to a minimum. Air purifiers and air sanitizers can accomplish this. Each device works a little differently to accomplish different goals.
Air purifiers circulate air across filters or electrically charged plates that remove dirt from the air. Air purifiers are good at eliminating particle pollutants out of the air like pet dander, dust, and allergens. Some air purifiers are equipped with charcoal filters that remove chemical pollutants like VOCs and odors.
Air sanitizers remove pathogens from the air. Most of the new sanitizers available on the market use powerful UV light to kill bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold, and allergens. Air sanitizers are often installed with current HVAC equipment to sanitize air as it circulates the home.
Other Steps To Improve Air Quality
- Change the Filter: The quickest way to clean up the air inside a home is to keep clean filters in the HVAC unit. If filters are being changed regularly and indoor air quality is still low, homeowners can install filters with higher MERV ratings.
- Tidy Up: Clutter attracts dust and prevents cleaning the house. Less dust accumulates when homeowners reduce clutter and make surfaces easier to clean. Vacuuming regularly also helps.
- Keep the Pets and Plants Outside: Pets and plants are fun to have inside, but pets track in dirt when they come in. They also contribute to allergens and dander that hangs in the air. Additionally, indoor plants tend to grow mold.
- Let in Fresh Air: The winter isn’t an optimal time to open the windows but taking advantage of sunny days to let fresh air in will ensure that air inside doesn’t get stale.
About 1st Choice Air Solutions
1st Choice Air Solutions provides excellent, hassle-free service to customers in Fort Worth, TX. They offer upfront pricing on all of their services and are licensed and bonded. With a clean and tidy guarantee, they leave the properties they work on cleaner than when they arrived. Contact them to schedule indoor air quality service today!
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