For many, spring cleaning is a joyful habit that helps them keep their home fresh and their air clean. If you’re in the spring cleaning mood, there are things you can do to boost your air quality and keep it better throughout allergy season and into the humid summer. Here’s our spring cleaning list to get you started.
1. Change Your Filters
Your HVAC appliances all have filters that are meant to capture airborne debris and contaminants, protecting the machine from them. They also have the effect of cleaning out your air. Changing out the filters on your equipment, especially your air conditioner, air purifiers and humidifier, is a wise idea to get cleaner air.
2. Vacuum Your Registers
In general, a regular vacuum will help boost your air quality. But, for spring cleaning, try to go above and beyond. Find your home’s air registers and give them a thorough vacuum. If any are hiding behind furniture, they probably collected a great deal of dust, debris, and potentially pet hair. This will get recirculated through your home via the ducts if you don’t clean it out.
Call HVAC experts at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare today to learn more about how we can contribute to your spring cleaning to improve your indoor air quality.
3. Get a Duct Cleaning
Speaking of your air ducts, when was the last time you had them cleaned? Over the years, air ducts collect a thick layer of dust, pet hair, allergens, and more. This layer of debris can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Whatever is up there, your air conditioner and furnace will blow it into your air every time they run. Duct cleaning can remove this debris and help you breathe a lot easier.
4. Add an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can clean out your air for you, year-round. We typically recommend HEPA filters to our clients because they can help target the very small debris that is otherwise very hard to remove from your air. A HEPA filter can remove:
- Mold spores
- Other allergens
- And more
If there is something specific that you’re looking to clean out of your home’s air this spring, we can help guide you to choose the air purifier that will work for you.
5. A Better Vacuum
Sometimes you can get a much cleaner home by using the right tools. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is one such tool. Normally, a vacuum spews out a lot of debris in its exhaust. Some vacuums essentially recirculate the dust that falls to your carpet back into the air, lowering your air quality. A vacuum with a HEPA filter built into its exhaust doesn’t have this problem and will actual leave your air cleaner.
Spring cleaning is important, especially if you want cleaner air in your home. To learn more on how you can spring clean your home, contact our team at Advantage ClimateCare today.