5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

Take Off Shoes

The soles of your shoes might already track in dirt, debris, and germs, but they also have trace amounts of pesticides. There’s no sense tracking that stuff into your home to create poor indoor air quality. Have family members and guests remove shoes at the door and have a designated area to leave them.


Vacuum Often

( At least weekly) Vacuum high-traffic areas at least weekly to keep pollutants down. Rugs and carpeting trap allergens creating more risk health issues. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, which removes microscopic particles. Keep in mind to pass the vacuum slowly, so you don’t stir up dust.
Control Humidity Your ideal indoor humidity level should be between 40 and 50 percent. Invest in a hygrometer, it’s a simple way to gauge humidity levels. Mold and mildew develop in damp places and allow airborne viruses to spread.


Open a Window Opening windows and doors for extended periods of time allows fresh air to spread throughout the home. This simple act can do wonders for your indoor air quality. Opening the window exchanges stale air for fresh and helps to cut down on pollutants. It’s also great for your health.


Have Your Ducts Professionally Cleaned

Professional duct cleaning services use specialized blowers, vacuums, and brushes to clean out the supply, intake, and return ducts throughout your home. Duct cleaning should also involve a thorough cleaning of the air handler, registers, grilles, fans, motors, housings, and coils of the HVAC system. Your HVAC system recirculates your air, carrying with it dust, debris, and even mold. The gradual buildup of particulate matter within your air ducts can severely impact the air you breathe.


Contact Clean Ducts Orlando today to perform an air duct cleaning and make sure your systems are running cleanly and properly.