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Are You Damaging Your Own Home Air Quality?

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For your health and happiness, you want your home’s air to be as clean as possible. Your job is to protect your Annapolis, MD, home from outside air pollution and limit activities that add to indoor air pollution. The following are some bad habits that contribute to poor indoor air quality:

Not Using Your Home’s Ventilation Systems

Using your home’s ventilation systems is essential to creating an environment with healthy air. Tasks as mundane as cooking can contribute to unhealthy indoor air. Always use your stove’s fan when cooking to move smoke and other particulates outside.

You should also make use of your bathroom’s ventilation. Turning on the fan when showering can help reduce indoor humidity, decreasing the risk of biological growth. If you don’t have either of these systems, call us to get them installed in your home.

You Don’t Dust or Vacuum

Dust, pollen, pet dander and other particulates that aggravate asthma and allergies accumulate if you don’t regularly dust and vacuum your home. When dusting, use electrostatic cloths to prevent kicking up dust into the air. Use a vacuum that has HEPA filters to trap the allergens and remove them from your home.

You Don’t Change Your Air Filters

Air filters are a crucial part of your defense against poor air quality. The air filters in your air conditioning system filter out the dirt, dust and other debris from your air. You should replace them every two or three months or more often if you have pets.

Having your air conditioner properly maintained is another way to help ensure healthy indoor air. During a maintenance visit, our service technicians clean and lubricate the system and change the filters. You can take air filtration up a level by installing a whole-home air purifier or cleaner.

Contact the Pros to Improve Your Air Quality

While indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, you can take steps to improve it. If you and your family need help improving the air quality in your Annapolis home, contact us at Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc.

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