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Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

When it comes to improving your indoor air quality, there are a variety of different steps you can take. Among them are upgrading your air conditioner to a more energy-efficient model or installing a whole-house air purifier. But if you’re looking for smaller ways to improve your indoor air quality, we have some tips to help you do just that without making any major changes.

You can give our team a call if you need any services from maintenance and repairs to air conditioning installation in Cicero. You can also keep reading to learn more about simple ways to improve your indoor air quality starting today.

Monitor Chemical Usage

One easy thing to do is monitor the types of products you are using around your home. Anything with an artificial fragrance is negatively impacting your indoor air quality. The same goes for harsh cleaning chemicals. We encourage you to ditch the chemical air fresheners and candles that are full of artificial fragrances. Be diligent about reading labels before purchasing products and opt for more natural ingredients.

The same goes for cleaners around your home. We know that there are times when stronger cleaning chemicals are needed. But for your everyday cleaning needs, we encourage you to use gentler products. After all, the chemicals you’re using to clean ultimately enter your air and can re-circulate again and again through your air conditioning system. When you reduce the number of artificial fragrances and chemicals in your home to begin with, you boost your overall indoor air quality.

Change the AC Air Filter

It’s also important to change out AC the air filter on time. We even encourage you to check the air filter ahead of when it is due to be changed out and go ahead and swap it for a clean filter if it is particularly dirty. Unfortunately, when your air filter gets too full, particles can begin slipping through the air filter fibers and entering your HVAC system. 

This means more dust getting into your ductwork and mixing back in with clean air blowing out into your home. The even bigger problem is that particles like viruses and bacteria can cling to dust, recirculating and elevating your allergy symptoms and chances of getting sick.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

Every three to five years you should schedule a duct cleaning for your home. This is an opportunity for our team to vacuum and wipe out your air ducts to eliminate any dust buildup and give you a fresh start. We can also check the seals and layout of your ductwork to ensure it is completely airtight for optimized airflow.

Air quality can be a tricky thing to measure and address, but our customers have experts nearby who can help with high-tech measuring equipment and other techniques.

Live a happier, healthier, and more comfortable life—trust Breathe Easy of CNY Heating & Cooling for Syracuse indoor air quality services! We are consumers, too! Contact us today!

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