Help Keep Everyone in Your Cave Happy and Healthy
Are you paying close attention to your indoor air quality? If not, you might want to reconsider your strategy. Here’s why: Your indoor air can be two to five times—and occasionally 100 times—dirtier than the outside air. It can be littered with dust, pollen, smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), viruses, bacteria and more. Yuck! When you consider we Americans spend as much as 87 percent of our time indoors, the quality of the air we breathe while indoors matters and should be in tip-top shape.
At Arctic Air, we specialize in air quality solutions that help you keep the air inside of your home as fresh and clean as possible. We can help you determine which strategies and tools are right for you. We carry a wide range of IAQ products, including air purification systems, ultraviolet light, air filtration systems and humidifiers.
We’ve also picked up plenty of tips and ideas over the years about how to keep your indoor air as pristine as possible. Here are some important ones:
- Change your AC system’s air filter. When your air filter gets too dirty, it can’t effectively remove dust, dirt, pollen and other items from your indoor air. A dirty filter also forces your AC to work overtime, which can result in costly repairs and breakdowns. We recommend that you change your filter at least every three months.
- Pay close attention to other filters, too. Many appliances in your home have filters, including your clothes dryer, vacuum cleaner and kitchen vents. Make sure to clean or replace these filters every three months, as well.
- Check your air ducts. Filthy air ducts are another way that dirt, dust and contaminants are spread throughout your home. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, your air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years. If you have pets or smokers in your household, you might want to have your ducts cleaned more frequently.
- Use vents while cooking. Your gas stove—and even your electric stove to a lesser degree—release harmful contaminants into your home, including nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. To minimize this problem, make sure to turn on the vents in your kitchen when you’re cooking. To remove even more of these pollutants, open some windows.
- Clean rugs and carpets. It’s inevitable: Dirt, dust and other debris gets imbedded in your carpets and rugs. You should try to clean them weekly.
- Eliminate dry air. Here in the Antelope Valley it can get awfully dry. And low humidity levels in your home can create a host of problems, including dry skin, chapped lips, allergy flare-ups, asthma attacks and more. We carry a wide selection of humidifiers that can resolve these challenges. Call us to learn more!
- Fill your indoor space with plants. Indoor plants aren’t just eye-catching. They can serve as natural indoor air purifiers, cleaning your air of impurities. Here are some great choices: the spider plant, aloe, peace lily, English ivy, lady palm, red-edged dracaena, devil’s ivy and florist’s chrysanthemum.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder of how important it is to keep our indoor environments free of germs, viruses, bacteria and other nasty invaders. When you need better air filtration, turn to the bear that cares—Arctic Air. Our Lancaster HVAC experts will have you breathing fresher, cleaner air inside your comfy cave in a snap!
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