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                    Improving Your Air Quality in the Spring

It’s that wonderful time of year again, spring cleaning! Time to open up those windows and scrub, sweep and spray your house until it’s spotless. While it’s easy to focus on cleaning the little things, we often forget about cleaning our indoor air quality. Improving your indoor air quality is just as important as cleaning out those nooks and crannies. Your indoor air quality has a direct impact on your health. You don’t want to be breathing in dust, pollen and other allergens. Inhaling these harmful particles can lead to allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Here are some tips to improve your indoor air quality during your spring cleaning.



Check Your Ventilation

A great way to start your spring cleaning is by checking your ventilation. If you want to bring clean outdoor air into your home, you need good ventilation. Check your kitchen and bathrooms to see if they have exhaust fans. It’s important these rooms have exhaust fans, so they can remove moisture, odors and unpleasant pollutants. If you’re accustomed to a standard throwaway filter, it might be time to install a new air filtration system. The AccuClean™ Whole-Home Air Filtration System is one of the most efficient air filtration systems out there. It removes up to 99.98 percent of allergens from the filtered air. It’s sure to give you the cleanest possible indoor air.


Check For Mold


Research has shown the potential negative health effects of mold. Those gross fungal sports can circulate through the indoor air of your home. What most people don’t realize is that mold isn’t always visible. Because this type of mold can become trapped in your filters and circulate in the air, it’s important to consistently check your home for mold. During the spring and summer, mold is more likely to become relevant due to the outside humid conditions.What better time to check for mold than during your spring cleaning?



Clean Your Carpet and Air Duct


When you run your heating and air conditioning units throughout the year, airborne allergens in your home are bound to get trapped in your air ducts. Unfortunately, the air that gets trapped will continue to circulate all throughout your home until the air duct is cleaned. Make sure you check your air ducts during your spring cleaning to avoid breathing in those harmful allergens.

Carpet cleaning is essential during your spring cleaning routine. Carpets are one of the most common targets for dust, pollen and other airborne particles to settle. These harmful particles will get trapped in the fibers of your rug or carpet. Although it might be helpful to trap these particles, too much can negatively impact your indoor air quality. When your carpet or rug is stepped on, these particles can be released into the air. Making sure you consistently vacuum your carpet and clean your air ducts will help increase your indoor air quality.