As the Queen song goes, another one bites the dust, and another one too! Without the proper care in your home, this is exactly what will happen to your air quality and your appliances! Spring brings a remarkable change to the outdoor landscape around your home from barren to bloom, from freezing cold weather to warm weather, and from dull life to a rainbow of colors.
But for those who have sensitivities or allergies, it implies the arrival of dust, pollen, mold spores and allergens to your indoor air quality. While you may feel like there’s little for you to do, you can actually do a lot.
Indoor air quality references the air inside your home. By being proactive about caring for it, you can keep allergies and respiratory sickness at bay!
Read on to learn a few of the things you need to improve your home’s air.
The Dangers of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Air quality alludes to the state of the air inside your home. Clean air quality means your air is free from toxins, smoke, dust, gaseous impurities, and pollen. Fresh air with little to no impurities, means good health.
On the other hand, poor air quality can cause allergies, asthma, eye, throat, and nose irritation, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and sleeps problems.
If you don’t pay attention to your air quality, it may affect your health. While it can start small, with a sneeze here and there, it can quickly escalate over time, having a major impact on your health and the health of your family as well.
Changing Your Air Filter Is Key
The air filter inside your AC is the first line of defense for your indoor air quality. If you have no idea where it’s located or haven’t changed it in years – you’re already in trouble. For most homes, the air filter should be changed at the very least, once a quarter.
This ensures normal operation and comfortable air. If you have someone that suffers from asthma, pets, or are in an area prone to more impurities in the air, that air filter replacement cycle is going to get a lot shorter.
Air filter replacement is simple and can have plenty of benefits for your home. From cleaner air to improved appliance performance, it’s always a great way to start.
Keep Clean Air a Priority
Clean air isn’t just imperative, it’s a basic necessity to every one of us. Not only will it keeps sicknesses and discomfort at bay, but also it can keep your HVAC working in top order, which should be a priority for just about every homeowner.
So if you don’t want your home to be reminiscent of Queen’s hit “another one bites the dust,” whether it’s a reference to your family or your appliances, keep up with your indoor air quality!
If you’re not sure where to start or who to call, trust our pros at Green Horizon One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. We are your reliable Durham AC pros and can help you be the one that bites dust back!