Poor indoor air quality in your Eastman, Georgia, home can cause asthma attacks, allergies, flu-like symptoms, headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, fatigue, and more. Since your family spends most of their time indoors in winter, poor air quality can have a greater impact on their health during this time of the year. You can keep your indoor air quality high by cleaning your home often, avoiding harsh chemicals, and taking care of your HVAC system.
Clean Your Home Often
Clean your home and vacuum at least twice per week to keep pollutants like dust, dirt, pet dander, and pollen from building up. Use a damp cloth to clean air registers and ceiling fans. Clean your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans as well. You can also ask people to take off their shoes before they enter your home to minimize contaminants.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Household cleaners, air fresheners, perfumes, and many other products found in a typical home often contain volatile organic compounds or VOCs. These chemicals can cause cancer and other health problems. Since many products don’t list their ingredients, you should use natural or homemade cleaners, air fresheners, and perfumes when you can. Look for products with natural essential oils and stay away from products that list vague terms like fragrance as ingredients.
Take Care of Your HVAC System
Have your system inspected by a professional at least once per year to keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Change your HVAC system’s air filters once per month and install a carbon monoxide detector, especially if you have a fireplace, a gas furnace, a wood stove, or another appliance that burns fuel. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, and it can cause serious illness or death in high concentrations.
Pruett Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with many experienced technicians. If you have concerns about the indoor air quality in your home, we can install, maintain and repair a variety of equipment. Call us at 478-298-4115 for expert and reliable solutions.
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