How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in West Chester
Oh, we feel it! The warmer winds of spring are finally starting to settle in for good, and after the winter we had this last year we are glad! Only there’s one small problem. Along with the warm days and relaxing times comes pollen, comes mold spores—and don’t get us started on all of that caked-on dust that has been accumulating throughout the winter.
Looking for ways to keep your air quality up and your allergies down as we move into the spring season here in West Chester? 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 around here, 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 of 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 of 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 just how endless the battle against air pollutants can be (yes, contractors have homes, too!). So stop having the battle. Modern air quality technology can provide you with custom options that hone-in on your particular air quality problems:
- Humidity control systems. Keeping your home at the ideal humidity range (that’s 30-45%) can be quite difficult with your air conditioner sapping out all of the moisture. Humidifiers help tremendously with this, helping you not only feel far more comfortable, but also minimizing the dry air that contributes to dust.
- Air purifiers. Air purifiers and air scrubbers use UV light technology to zap away 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-rounder. They’re particularly good at ridding your home of dust and pollen, and will still mitigate tons of mold spores and funky smells.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions in West Chester, PA
Think IAQ 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 to suit your comfort preferences.