The air inside our homes is often more polluted than the air outside. But how can you tell the quality of your home's air? Homeowners in Hollywood, South Carolina, should know the signs of poor air quality and what to do to improve their home's indoor air quality. Cleaning up your indoor air will help keep your family comfortable and healthy.
Pay Attention to Your Health
A good way to tell whether you have poor indoor air quality is by the health of the people living in your home. Breathing polluted air over time can cause symptoms such as headaches, a sore throat, sneezing, and congestion. Be aware that these symptoms could be a sign of dirty indoor air.
If you or a family member is experiencing these symptoms, there are a few simple things you can do to improve your home's air quality. You can keep indoor plants, such as aloe vera or spider plants, to naturally filter your home's air. You should also change your HVAC system's air filter. If the air filter is full, your HVAC system can no longer remove the dirty air particles from the air as it circulates through your home.
Indoor Air and Dust Buildup
Another way to tell whether you have poor indoor air quality is if you see dust buildup around your home and collect around air vents. You may not spot buildup around areas you regularly clean, but keep a lookout for excess dust around your home. Also, check your air vents for dust buildup.
If you find an excess of dust in your home and around your vents, you'll first want to check on the air filter for your HVAC system. Be sure to change the filter regularly to keep your HVAC system filtering out dirty air particles. You should also use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This will help keep your home's surfaces free from dust without blowing it back into your air.
Contact a professional air services team to change your air filter and keep your home clean and healthy. Call M&B Heating and Air today at 843-628-1775.
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