5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Spaces Air Quality in Hillsborough

You may not have known this, but the air inside your home could be harboring more pollutants than outside air. These pollutants can aggravate seasonal allergies here in Hillsborough. Thankfully, maintaining your home’s air quality isn’t as difficult as you might assume, and with a few small, consistent changes, you can cut down the chance these pollutants and allergens will bother you. Here are five specific measures you can take to boost the air quality in your home: 

1. Tidying Up

Regular cleaning to remove dust, debris and dirt is an easy way to significantly improve the quality of the air in your home. This encompasses dusting, vacuuming and mopping the surfaces and floors of your home that are most likely to accrue these substances. If you have pets, you’ll also be taking care of loose fur and pet dander. 

Taking steps to clean outside your home is also highly beneficial, specifically around the places where your HVAC system is housed. You can remove excess leaves and yard debris as well as clean away mold or mildew. With this consistent cleaning, you’ll remove these particles before they have a chance to circulate throughout your HVAC system, and sidestep breathing any of them in! 

2. Consider Avoiding Artificial Scents

Even though they fill your home with attractive fragrances, a lot of common air fresheners contain chemicals that can negatively affect your home’s air quality. It can be impossible to navigate the complex claims many brands make about the safety of their ingredients. To avoid these irritants altogether, search for sprays that are free of chemical fragrances as well as non-aerosol. And, if you just can’t get enough of that crisp citrus scent, give baking soda and freshly sliced lemons a try! This natural alternative gives off a delicious smell, and is air-quality approved. Potpourri and other organic materials are also acceptable choices if you want fresh-smelling air without all the unknown add-ins. 

3. Add a Touch of Green 

Adding some live plants to your home is another great, natural way to lift the quality of air in your HVAC system. There are many stylish plants that not only look good but remove an array of common airborne pollutants. If you have pets, do keep in mind that some of these plants are toxic. Do some research before purchasing any plants and placing them in your home where your dog or cat can reach them. If that’s something you don’t want to think about, add however many to a space as you like! They’ll have to have adequate sunlight and water, but if you’ve got a green thumb, plants are one of the most fun ways you can change your decor and air quality at the same time. 

4. Regularly Check and Swap Out Air Filters 

As you might expect, the air filters in your home play a large part in maintaining the quality of air that’s distributed through your home. Selecting the right filter for your Hillsborough home can help trap and remove debris and allergens from your HVAC system, keeping the quality of air high. But that’s only half the battle. Regular maintenance, cleaning and changing of your filter can give you cleaner, healthier air for a long time, while giving your HVAC system the ability to run at peak efficiency. 

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5. Work with a Professional

The certified, insured and fully trained experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts in Hillsborough understand the importance of keeping your home’s air and HVAC system free of pollutants, allergens and other debris. We’ll work around the clock to keep it that way, and keep you comfortable. For the highest-quality HVAC service

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