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How You’re Hurting Your Home’s Air Quality

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.

Smoking Inside 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) 207-8198.

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Serving Lancaster County with Top-Rated Home Solutions Since 1904

When you need a reliable partner for all your home services in the Lancaster area, trust Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. From our location in East Petersburg, we can provide fast, professional HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services anywhere in Lancaster County and the surrounding communities. We have some of the best technicians in the business. Our company features:

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When you need the ultimate in-home comfort, choose Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. Call us today at (717) 207-8198 or contact us online to schedule service in Lancaster or South Central Pennsylvania.