5 Ways to Breathe Easier and Improve Your Home's Air Quality - Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning

5 Ways to Breathe Easier and Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

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These days, the air we breathe indoors is often contaminated with pollutants that can negatively impact our health.

Poor indoor air quality affects everyone’s well-being. If you have allergies or lung diseases like asthma or COPD, polluted indoor air becomes an even bigger concern. We want to help you find the best solutions to enhance your indoor air, and reduce airborne irritants like dust mites, pollen, mold, pet dander, and more!

1. Dust surfaces frequently

If you suffer from allergies, regularly dusting your home is one of the simplest ways to fight back! Dust mites, notorious for triggering allergies and asthma, live in carpets, bedding, furniture, books, and magazines.

2. Rotate your mattress (and other bedding tips)

You may not think this is related to air quality, but it is! Mattresses accumulate dust, skin cells, and particles that can become airborne. To combat dust, rotate your mattress at least every two years, and if your mattress can be flipped take advantage of doing so. Also, wash pillowcases weekly!

3. Change your AC filter

Keeping your AC system running efficiently is crucial. By replacing filters regularly, you maintain indoor air quality and reduce airborne dust particles from vents. Change filters monthly if used frequently or if you have pets. You may even choose to change them every month if you or someone in your home is health-compromised. Otherwise, every three months is fine.

4. Avoid air fresheners

Don’t mask unpleasant smells – eliminate the source! Artificial chemicals in many air fresheners actually make matters worse. They often contain harmful propane and butane. Instead, use natural cleaners without harsh bleach or ammonia.

5. Don’t let pets on furniture

We love our pets but letting them sleep on beds or couches causes us to breathe in dander and dirt. Pet dander also seeps into furniture. Give your pet their own sleeping space to keep your bed and couch dander-free!

Bonus: A whole-home air purifier like the Lennox PureAir

The Lennox PureAir system uses photocatalytic oxidation to reduce concentrations of indoor pollutants. This process combines ultraviolet light, just like the Department of Defense uses to combat germ warfare! Lennox PureAir can capture dander, dust, pathogens, smoke, and other irritants improving your indoor air.

Does this sound like a plan for you, and maintaining you and your family’s respiratory health? The professionals at Weather Master are eager to assist you with improved indoor air quality. Contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910!

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