There’s a lot you can do to improve indoor air quality in your Monmouth County home. Fortunately, it starts with the simplest tasks. Here’s a quick list of things you can do to make your home’s air more breathable and increase overall comfort and efficiency:
- Make your closets easier to clean. It’s a good idea to arrange your closet in a way that makes it easier to clean dust and debris. For instance, using clear, sealable plastic containers is a great way to keep dust at bay. Keeping garment bags over coats and other seasonal items prevents stray fibers from shedding everywhere.
- Use the right rags for catching dust. Electrostatic charged cloths are perfect for attracting and trapping dust as you clean. If you don’t have these on hand, you can always resort to damp rags.
- Choose your vacuum carefully. Not only should your vacuum have powerful suction for all types of flooring, it should have an equally powerful agitator for sweeping rugs and carpet.
- Beat cushions and rugs to tackle dust buildup. Vacuuming only does so much to collect dust from rugs and cushions, so take these outside and give them a good thrashing with a carpet beater, broom or even a tennis racquet.
- Install a better air filter in your HVAC system. Invest in an air filter that provides excellent filtration while preserving good airflow.
- Use your HVAC system’s fan to clear the air. After vacuuming, let your HVAC system’s blower fan run for about 15 minutes. This allows some of the dust that’s been kicked up to make its way into the air filter.
- Make fresh bedding a priority. Changing and washing your bedding on a weekly basis helps eliminate fibers and skin flakes, as well as dust.
Learn more ways to improve indoor air quality from the pros at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Contact us for your HVAC system needs throughout Monmouth County and the surrounding area.
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