The quality of the air in your home is of the utmost importance for your comfort and health. While there are many improvements that can be made to enhance the quality of your indoor air, a great place to start is by controlling the amount of dust you breathe. Here are seven suggestions to help you breathe easier.
- Organize closets from top to bottom: Store any clothing that is not currently being worn, and then clear up the floor space. Clothing fibers gather on your closet floor and are hard to vacuum up when it is covered.
- Employ your furnace fan while you work: Assuming your furnace filter is clean, turn on the fan while you are cleaning and leave it on for a short while after. This will catch the dust you’ve stirred up and prevent it from resettling.
- Routinely change your bedding: We shed a lot of skin while we sleep, which becomes dust. Keeping the sheets fresh reduces the dust in your home.
- Trade in your blinds for drapes: Blinds are notorious for collecting dust and are hard to clean. Swap them out for washable drapes, and take them outside for a good shake or vacuum them between washings.
- Minimize the clutter, minimize the dust: Small objects scattered around a room collect dust. Put them away and give yourself more room to breathe.
- Regularly rinse plants in the bathtub: Leaves collect their fair share of dust. Place them in the tub or on the patio for a good cleaning with the hose or shower head.
- Change your furnace filter regularly: Also be sure to use premium filters. They trap airborne particles more efficiently allowing you to breathe easier.
For all your HVAC and air quality needs in the Portland area, contact the friendly pros at Roth Heating & Cooling today.