5 Ways to Better Your Spaces Air Quality in Waldorf

You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be harboring more pollutants than outdoor air. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in Waldorf. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as hard as you might think, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can lessen the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you and your family. Here are five concrete steps you can take to better the air quality in your home: 

1. Tidying Up

Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly increase the quality of the air in your home. This includes dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to collect these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of extra fluff and pet dander. 

Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, especially around the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean away mold or mildew. With this consistent cleaning, you’ll remove these particles before they have the opportunity to circulate about in your HVAC system, and avoid breathing any of them in! 

2. Consider Avoiding Synthetic Scents

Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, an abundance of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can adversely affect your home’s air quality. It can be difficult to work out the convoluted claims many brands make about the safety of their products. To avoid these irritants altogether, choose sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. But, if you just can’t get enough of that nice lemony scent, give baking soda and recently sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a pleasing smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other natural materials are also good choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown ingredients. 

3. Add a Touch of Green 

Adding some live plants to your home is another great, natural way to better the quality of air in your home comfort system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove a selection of common airborne irritants. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and placing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s a problem you don’t want to think about, add however many to a space as you desire! They’ll require adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most appealing ways you can spruce up your decor and air quality at the same time. 

4. Frequently Check and Swap Out Air Filters 

As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in taking care of the quality of air that’s distributed through your home. Selecting the right filter for your Waldorf home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only half the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can ensure cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system the ability to run at peak efficiency. 

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5. Work with a Professional

The educated, insured and fully trained experts at A-Plus in Waldorf understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work tirelessly to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service

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