Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Now

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Indoor air quality is something we all need to be mindful of, especially during the winter months when windows are sealed shut and homes are tightly insulated. Poor indoor air quality can have serious health consequences, leading to asthma, allergies, and a variety of other respiratory issues. In this article, we will outline a few simple steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality and protect yourself and your family from the hazards of poor air quality.

HVAC Filters and Portable Purifiers

HVAC filters play an important role in removing contaminants from the air in your home. It’s important to check these filters regularly and replace them as needed—usually every three months or so. You can also supplement your HVAC filter with a portable purifier that is specifically designed to remove particulates from the air. Portable purifiers come in a variety of sizes and features, including HEPA filters that capture 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger in size. This includes pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and more!

Vacuuming with Sealed Vacuum Cleaners and HEPA Filters

The next step is vacuuming with sealed vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters. This helps remove dust and debris that can accumulate on surfaces such as carpets and upholstery over time. It’s important to vacuum regularly—ideally once per week—to keep your home free of dust bunnies! Vacuums equipped with HEPA filters are great for trapping particles as small as 0.3 microns so they don’t get released back into the air after being stirred up by vacuuming activity.

Professional Duct Cleaning by NADCA Certified Companies

Finally, you may want to consider having your ducts professionally cleaned by a NADCA-certified company if you haven’t done so recently (or ever). Professional duct cleaning involves using specialized equipment like compressed air whips and vacuums to remove dirt, dust, allergens, mold spores, bacteria, pet hair/dander etc., from inside your ductwork system. It’s an effective way to reduce contaminants circulating throughout your home’s ventilation system while improving overall indoor air quality at the same time!

Taking Proactive Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is something we all need to be mindful of in order to protect our health and wellbeing from airborne contaminants like pet dander, mold spores, bacteria, etc. Fortunately, there are several steps we can take proactively – like replacing HVAC filters regularly; using portable purifiers; vacuuming with sealed vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters; and having our ducts professionally cleaned by NADCA-certified companies – that help us ensure our indoor environment remains safe for us all year round!

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