When you’re out and about, air pollution is more easily noticeable. But when we come home, it doesn’t cross our minds nearly as often. Should it?
Yes! Air pollution is just as common inside your house as it is outside of it. In fact, the quality of air inside has the potential to be even worse than it is outside.
If that fact doesn’t sit right with you, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are steps you can take to clean up the air inside your home and keep it clean.
Keep An Eye On Your Air Ducts
Your air ducts are responsible for distributing hot and cold air throughout your home, but if they’re installed improperly or if you slack on maintenance, they could do more harm than good.
Over time, contaminants like dust, dander, and even mold can build up inside them and, instead of clean air, those particles are delivered from one room to the next. A professional should come out regularly to ensure your ducts are free of debris and circulating clean air.
Utilize Cooking Vents
You’d be surprised by how many air pollutants come from the kitchen. It’s not just gas stoves to blame, either. Yes, they are the main culprit when it comes to releasing carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, but electric stoves can release those pollutants too, just in smaller amounts.
No matter what appliance releases them, they can be easily absorbed into your bloodstream. To prevent that, turn on your cooking vents or open a window during dinner prep.
Clean Your Rugs and Carpets
Did you know that your rugs and carpets act as air filters? They capture a ton of dust and other contaminants in their fibers. Making it a habit to clean them weekly allows them to keep trapping those pesky particles successfully.
Change Out Your HVAC Filter
It’s no secret that your HVAC filter grabs onto pollutants to prevent them from circulating throughout your home. But once the filter gets full and/or clogged, it stops doing its job and starts letting any and everything through. This makes for poorer indoor air quality, and it forces your HVAC system to work harder than it should. Avoid that by changing your HVAC filters on a regular basis.
Pay Attention to Other Air Filters, Too
There are more filters working to keep your home’s air clean beyond the one in your HVAC system. To get your air as pristine as it can possibly be, check out the filters in your dryer, vacuum, and kitchen vents, too. These should be cleaned and/or replaced every few months.
Use Air Scrubbers
An air scrubber is a low-maintenance device that connects right to your HVAC system and uses proprietary light waves and a catalytic process to make the air in your home as clean as it can be.
It reduces contaminants, cuts odors, minimizes dust and pet dander (which can greatly help reduce symptoms for those with allergies and asthma), and extends the life of your HVAC system by keeping the filters free and clear for a longer period of time.
Invest in Air Ionizer Service
Air ions are invisible molecules with an electrical charge. Negative ions are those that have gained an electron, and positive ions have lost one.
Air ionizers release negative ions into the air, which attach to the tiny particles of pollutants in the atmosphere. Then, those particles have a negative charge, which makes them clump together on surfaces where they can be easily removed and cleaned, like walls, ceilings, floors, and tabletops. Removing those particles will make for clean, fresh, and all-around better air in your home.
Choose Gibson’s for Clean Air
Your home is your sanctuary, and it should have the cleanest air possible for you and your family to breathe. At Gibson’s, we have the skills, knowledge, and tools to make that happen.
Whether you need service related to air filters, air ionizing, air scrubbers, or duct cleaning, we are the company to call. Get in touch with us today by filling out our Request Service form or giving us a ring at (260) 667-9919.