There are many everyday activities that can cause your home's interior air to become dust-filled and dirty, and as a result your home can begin to have a stale odor. If your family includes a dog or other pets, these animals can add to the dust and pet dander floating around your home and irritating your nasal passages. However, there are some recommended tasks and maintenance to help keep your home interior and its air more clean and smelling great. Here are some recommendations to help you keep your home clean in this manner.
Vent Your Home's Interior
The air inside your home can become stale, especially during the summer when you rely on constant air conditioning and during the winter when you close your home off to the outside cold. For this reason, it is a good idea to vent your home's interior air to replace it with fresh, outside air by opening windows when the weather is fair and turning on ventilation fans in your bathrooms and kitchen as much as possible.
Place a box fan in a window to aid in pullling air in or pushing air out of your home to help circulate it. If you are experiencing any type of bad air day with pollution, haze, or nearby wildfires, it is better to keep your windows closed.
Clean Your Vent Air Ducts
It is also a good idea to clean out your home's ventilation system periodically to remove the build-up of dust, dirt, and pollutants. These particles can build up inside your ventilation ducts, air intake vents, and other parts of your furnace and central air conditioner. Then, each time you turn on your home's HVAC system, the same pollutants get recirculated throughout your home and you end up breathing them. If you are experiencing allergies, this can be a big reason for your issues.
Hire a professional duct cleaning service, like Terry's Cleaning, Restoration & water damage, to clean out areas of your furnace and air conditioner, including its blower, supply and intake duct work, fans, motor, housing, and coils in your system. Your professional air duct cleaner will use a cleaning system that includes blowers, brushes, and vacuums to clear out any particles of dust and allergens that may be stuck within them. The entire process will take a few hours, depending on the size of your home and the extent of any debris in your ducts, if you have pets, and if they have been cleaned before.