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Indoor Air Quality Habits to Break This Year

The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity for new beginnings! While many of us are rushing to complete our yearly vision boards or compiling a list of our personal goals, you may be overlooking an important factor to consider this year: your indoor air quality.

Think about it: you spend the majority of your time indoors, so why not ensure your household is subjected to the highest quality of air? It can be challenging to remain comfortable in a home with poor indoor air quality. Breathing in unfiltered air while working from home, hosting family game nights, and preparing your favorite meal can affect your comfortability and affect your overall quality of life.

It’s essential to take the necessary steps to manage your indoor air quality to ensure a refreshing atmosphere in your home. The best way to improve your IAQ is by breaking small everyday habits that you may not even notice are affecting your air. There’s no time like the present to correct those habits to preserve the clean air in your home. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common air quality habits that tarnish your home’s air!

Skipping Professional HVAC Maintenance

We often remind homeowners of the importance of professional HVAC maintenance, and for a good reason! While you may assume skipping out on professional maintenance will do no harm, think again.

A neglected HVAC system can quickly become a source of poor indoor air quality, allowing contaminants like dust and debris to spread throughout your home quickly. Ensuring your system is clean and tuned at all times can enable your heating and cooling system to disperse clean and contaminant-free air.

Spraying Aerosol Air Fresheners

We understand how tempting it can be to spritz a can of aerosol fragrance to keep your home smelling fresh. However, those small sprays only mask the source of the odor and may contain harmful ingredients that are spread in the process. Store-bought air fresheners contain chemicals that you certainly do not want yourself or your loved ones to be breathing in. Instead, stick to soy or natural candles, simmer pots, and essential oils.

Not Dusting Enough

While it can be tedious to keep up with a weekly dusting of your furniture, shelves, and knick-knacks galore, consistently dusting your home can improve your indoor air quality tenfold. Consider the traffic that enters your home daily. The outside debris can easily find its way indoors to settle and harm your indoor air quality. If you or a household member suffers from allergies, breaking this IAQ habit is crucial to maintaining fresh and clean air that won’t trigger symptoms.

Not Using Vent Fans

The vent fan is often overlooked in the kitchen and bathroom, but it can prove to be quite useful in eliminating smoke and odors from rooms. If you’re cooking an especially fragrant dish, don’t forget to turn on your kitchen vent fan while preparing your meal. It can help remove the scent before it disperses throughout the house.

Melbourne Indoor Air Quality Services

Are you feeling eager to break your indoor air quality habits and take control of your home’s air? Our team at WEATHER ENGINEERS is prepared to discuss your indoor air quality options and find the best solution for your home and wallet. We’re proud to offer the Guardian Air Q+, a state-of-the-art in-duct air purification system to our valued customers in Melbourne and beyond. If you think the Guardian Air Q+ would be a great fit for your home, give us a call today at (321) 727-2542 or complete our online contact form for more information!

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