Do you have family members who suffer from asthma or allergy-related symptoms? If so, think about trying to improve the indoor air quality of your Punta Gorda, Florida, home. Poor indoor air quality can trigger symptoms and worsen respiratory problems. Luckily, with a few simple tips, you can improve the IAQ inside your home to help everyone breathe a little easier.

Maintain a Regular Cleaning Schedule

Dust, dirt and allergens can accumulate in your home quickly, especially if you have pets. Regular dusting and vacuuming can help to minimize the amount of pollutants in your home. As a result, it’ll prevent irritants from circulating throughout your home.

Use Natural Cleaning Solutions

Many of your favorite cleaning products contain high amounts of volatile organic compounds. Such products will raise the level of VOCs in the air and can irritate the respiratory tract. Consider buying green products, and use more natural products such as baking soda.

Prohibit Smoking Indoors

Smoke is one of the leading causes of allergy-related symptoms. If any of your family members or guests smoke, ask them to smoke outdoors. This can prevent dangerous chemicals from being released into the air inside your house.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system plays an important role in maintaining the IAQ of your home. With regular maintenance, you can ensure that your filter is trapping debris as it should. As a result, it’ll prevent dust build-up in the system from entering your home’s air supply.

Schedule Regular Duct Cleaning

Your furnace isn’t the only component of your HVAC system where dust, dander and allergens will accumulate. Over time, this debris will build up in the ducts of your system, come out through your vents and circulate through your home. Therefore, it’s important to schedule duct cleaning.

Improve your IAQ as much as you can by following these few tips. To schedule your HVAC maintenance or duct cleaning service, contact Executive Cooling and Heating at 941-210-5733 today.

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