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We all know how important it is to have a clean home to be comfortable and have peace of mind, but have you ever through about the air in your home? October is National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to homeowners about the quality of air they are breathing in their homes.
Since the 1970s, homes have been built tighter as a way to keep cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer – ultimately helping homeowners conserve energy use. However, this also contributes to “Tight Home Syndrome,” or when stale and dirty air is locked into your home, which increases indoor air pollution. Tight Home Syndrome has brought indoor air quality to the forefront of considerations to be comfortable and healthy in your home.
There are many factors to consider when thinking about the indoor air quality in your home, including:
- Does anyone in your home have asthma or a similar condition? Indoor irritants and allergens can play a pretty big role in triggering asthma attacks and similar health issues, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cleaning air vent covers can prevent allergens and dust from being blown into the room every time the heat or air conditioning is used.
- Does anyone in your home have allergies? When pollen counts are higher, routine cleaning, dusting, and a good ventilation system can filter the pollen out of the air in your home.
- Do you have pets? Pet owners can be nearly certain that the dancer and hair from their favorite furry friend is ending up in their HVAC filter, which will affect your climate control system. Cleaning your home regularly is key to avoiding a clogged filter.
- Are you noticing that your home is more dusty than usual? If you are finding that dust is appearing sooner after your professional housecleaners visit, your HVAC system could be to blame!
Not only is October a good time to think about the quality of air in your home because of National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month, but also because the cooler temps are coming, and you’ll be spending even more time indoors!
Before winter arrives, spend more time outdoors with the ones you love and less time cleaning! To set up a free online estimate, visit: https://estimate.thecleaningauthority.com