Most people spend most of their time indoors, which means that the air
they’re most exposed to is the air inside their homes. That means
that the quality of your indoor air can have a significant impact on your
life. Acting to improve your
indoor air quality can make your Seattle home a safer and healthier place for you and your
family. Here are some of the steps you can take to make your household
Invest in an Air Cleaner
Air cleaners—or air purifiers—are devices that are designed
to remove contaminants such as dust and pollen from the air. If you can’t
seem to keep allergens out of your home, an air cleaner may be a smart
investment for you. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that
air cleaners work best if you are already using other ways to minimize
the number of pollutants in your household air.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
If you don’t have them cleaned out from time to time, your HVAC system’s
air ducts can harbor dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and other
contaminants. When you run your furnace or air conditioner, these pollutants
are spread throughout your entire home. If you suffer from allergies,
this can make them worse. Having your ducts cleaned by a professional
can help to ensure that your indoor air stays clean and breathable.
Call for Regular HVAC Service
When you use your furnace or air conditioner frequently, the various components
of your HVAC system can get dirty and moldy—which will not only
impact your air quality, but can also cause your system to break down.
To reduce your need for repairs and maintain high-quality air inside your
home, you should have your system inspected, cleaned, and serviced by
an HVAC professional on a regular basis.