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Indoor Air Quality New Year’s Resolutions

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2022 is here! It’s the perfect time to revisit your goals and brainstorm how to get cleaner indoor air for the year ahead!

Starting New Year's with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with exercising, eating fresh, but no one thinks about breathing clean air! We're here to tell you clean air is important and should be a part of your new year's resolutions. To get you started, here are 3 simple ways to transform your home's indoor air quality:

1. Change Your Air Filter Regularly 

Your air filter has the important job of acting as a barrier between you and exposure to harmful indoor air pollutants. It's essential to replace your air filter at least once every three months, as you would be surprised how quickly it can become clogged when exposed to allergens and bacteria, especially during the winter months. 

2. Clean Regularly 

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe any dust away from ceiling fans, air registers, and other surfaces in your home. You should also take a look inside your ductwork. If you see dirt, dust, or debris, it's probably a good idea to call a professional to clean the ductwork. You should also vacuum regularly and wash frequently used blankets.

3. Use Natural Air Freshener Alternatives 

Many of us are eager to burn festive candles before and after the holidays. However, candles can do more harm than good. Candle pollution not only discolors the walls, ceilings, and contents of a home, it can also contaminate your system's ductwork. Aerosol air fresheners are just as harmful. They often have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are toxic to breathe in. Instead of using synthetic commercial air fresheners with poisonous chemicals, try a natural alternative, such as an essential oil diffuser or simmer pot! You can use winter scents, such as pine, cinnamon, and cranberry. You'll save money and keep your indoor air quality at a healthier level.

For more tips and advice on improving your indoor air quality in 2022, contact one of our expect IAQ technicians today! We have a variety of products and services to ensure cleaner indoor air. 

Topics: Indoor Air Quality IAQ New Year