Did you know the average American spends almost 90 percent of their day
indoors? With so many people worried about the air quality of the environment,
they should also focus on their home's indoor air quality. There are
many things that many people do that will negatively affect their own
home's air quality.
Vacuuming Before Dusting
Having dust in your home is a sign of poor indoor air quality. An easy
way to get rid of dust is by vacuuming the floors and dusting the remainder
of the house. However, it's important that you dust before you vacuum.
Doing so in this order will allow you to suck up any dust that settles
onto the floor after you've dusted. Doing the opposite would leave
a remaining layer of dust in your home.
In general, smoking cigarettes is a big no-no, but smoking them inside
is even worse. Not only will you expose everyone else to secondhand smoke,
the smoke and chemicals released will stick to the walls, furniture, linens,
etc. Even if you do go outside to smoke, make sure you are several feet
away from the house. This goes for cigars and any other type of smoking
products as well.
Lack of Maintenance
Not doing anything can also hurt your home's air quality. At least
twice per year your HVAC system should be serviced. Once in the spring
for your AC unit and once in the fall for your heating system. These systems
should be inspected, cleaned, and any malfunctioning parts should be repaired.
Refusing to do so could result in an HVAC system that breaks down more
frequently and one that will eventually need to be replaced a lot sooner
than it should.
Indoor air quality isn't something that should be ignored; it should
be something that is constantly improved. When you need your HVAC system
serviced, contact the pros at
Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.