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December 18, 2019

Fall is definitely over and it’s time to prepare your Sahuarita, Arizona, home for the winter ahead. By following these simple tips, you’ll help ensure your home’s indoor air quality is in the best shape for the season.

Keep Your Carpets and Upholstery Clean

With the additional traffic you’re likely to have during the holiday season, you’re also going to have more dust buildup. The dust that gets tracked onto your carpets and finds its way into the crevices of your sofa can trigger allergic reactions. By vacuuming regularly, you can keep this dust and dirt to a minimum and improve your indoor air quality.

Maintain Your HVAC System

When you switch from the air conditioning to the heater, make sure your vents and air ducts have been cleaned. It’s also important to change the air filter on a regular basis to prevent dust buildup, which creates an unhealthy environment. By keeping your system in top shape, you’ll know your air is fresh and free of contaminants.

Use an Air Purifier

During the winter season, holidays scents are known to fill the air. While the aroma of pumpkin spice and cinnamon apple may be enticing to some people, to others the strong smells can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems, such as coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes. Avoid lighting candles and using essential oils as these can fill the air with contaminants and reduce the overall indoor air quality.

If you must have dinner by candlelight, opt for beeswax candles, which help purify the air. The beeswax has negative ions and the pollen and dust have positive ions. When the candle burns, it releases the negative ions into the air, which attract the positive ions, thus purifying the air. Additionally, you can use an air purifier to help filter out contaminants in the air.

Keeping your indoor air quality the best it can be is easy when you take the right steps. Give one of our indoor air quality experts at Crest Air a call at 520-751-8888 to schedule an appointment today.

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