How To Improve Indoor Air Quality in Pennsylvania
The warmer winds of spring are finally starting to settle in, and after the winter we had this last year, we’re glad. There’s only one small problem: Along with the warm days and relaxing times comes pollen, mold spores — and don’t get us started on all that caked-on dust that’s been accumulating throughout the winter.
Looking for ways to maintain healthy air quality and relieve your allergies as we move into spring in Pennsylvania? The experts at Signature HVAC have some ideas for you.
Developing a Cleaning Strategy
A dust-free (if there is such a thing) home always begins with the best ways to rid your space of air pollutants. To keep dust and pollen at a minimum, you should:
- Mop and vacuum often: With pollen counts as high as they are, mopping and vacuuming should be done twice a week at least. As the largest overall surface in your home, the floors are a hotbed for residual dust coming to rest.
- Use better dusting techniques: Trade in those feather dusters — they don’t work. Dry dusting pushes particles into the air rather than removing them. Sure, the surface you just cleaned looks better, but all that dust and pollen just got kicked into the air, and it’s going to come back down in moments. Instead, use damp dusting with your preferred commercial cleaner, or use natural cleaning options like cider vinegar.
- Clean cloth surfaces: Bedding, window fabrics, and cloth-covered furniture are the number one places that hold onto dust and other harmful particles. Well, with the possible exception of your ducts. Clean all these once a week and you’ll breathe the difference — we guarantee it.
Arming Your Home With Indoor Air Quality Protection
What could be better than cleaning it all away? Preventing it from becoming a problem in the first place. We know very well how endless the battle against air pollutants can be. So stop having the battle.
Modern air quality technology can provide custom options that home in on your particular air quality problems:
- Humidity control systems: Keeping your home at the ideal humidity range (30% to 45%) can be difficult with your air conditioner removing all the moisture. Humidifiers help you feel far more comfortable and minimize the dry air that contributes to dust. On the flip side, dehumidifiers do the opposite. Contact an expert to learn more.
- Air purifiers: Air purifiers and air scrubbers use UV light technology to remove odors, bacteria, mold, pollen, and other organic-based particles. They’re particularly good for homes that have occupants with severe allergies or asthma.
- Air filtration systems: Air filters are a good all-around air quality option. They’re particularly good at ridding your home of dust and pollen, and will still mitigate tons of mold spores and funky smells.
Air Quality Solutions in West Chester, King of Prussia, Media & Surrounding PA Cities
Think indoor air quality products might be holding the secret to a dust-free and minimal-allergy spring and summer? Our experts agree. Our trained and certified indoor air quality specialists are ready to help, and we can match you with the ideal system for your comfort preferences.
Contact us online to learn more, or check out our air quality options at any time.