You may have no control over the air quality once you leave your home, but you do have control over the environment inside your four walls. Adjusting the air temperature is as simple as raising or lowering the thermostat, but you may need to do a little more work to get the air quality up to speed, including reducing the amount of dust in your home; here’s a three-part strategy to get you started.
In order to get rid of dust, you’ll need to get rid of some things. First, those knick-knacks have to go. Objects cluttering every surface in your home only compound the dust issue. Pare them down, and you will be amazed at how much easier it is to clean, and how much cleaner the air is.
Next on the list are your closets. Although we don’t have four distinct seasons here in Pasadena, sort through your wardrobe and store those items that you are not currently wearing before donating the items you no longer need.
When you are finished with that project, move to the closet floor. Keep this area empty, as this is where much of the dust is produced in your home through the shedding of clothing fibers; a bare floor is much easier to vacuum.
Methodically clean each room using a microfiber or electrostatic cloth. Work from top to bottom, ending with the vacuum cleaner, preferably one with a good filter. Change all bedding weekly, as the sheets will be riddled with dead skin cells, which contribute greatly to dust.
Once your home is clean, keep it up! Good habits produce great results, and one of the greatest will be cleaner indoor air.
The quality of your indoor air is vital to your comfort and good health. If you have any concerns regarding your indoor air quality, or any other component of your HVAC system, call the professionals at Air-Tro, Inc. We have been proudly serving the greater Los Angeles area since 1969, and our goal is to keep you comfortable and breathing easier.
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