Mar 30 2016

breath easyThe weather is warming up, and it’s tempting to throw open the windows of your Stafford, Texas, home and let the sunshine inside. Spring is a time of rebirth and growth, but it’s also a time for seasonal allergies and breathing problems. Before you let the spring air inside, take care of your home so that you can breathe easier all season long.

Spring Cleaning

Now is a great time to thoroughly clean your home, getting rid of dust and dirt that can affect your indoor air quality. If you use harsh cleaners, paints, or any other product containing chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), store them outside if possible, and keep them tightly closed. These chemicals give off fumes that can be harmful to your health.

Smoke Free

Tobacco smoke stains your walls, gives your home an unpleasant odor, and is toxic to the health of everyone in your home. It helps to make your home a smoke-free zone and ask any and all smokers to take it outside. This will help everyone breathe easier and keep your indoor air healthier.

Humidity Levels

During the coldest part of the winter, you needed to make sure the air wasn’t too dry in order to prevent problems such as sore throats and chapped lips. Now, as the weather warms up, make sure the humidity levels aren’t too high. Too much moisture gives mold and mildew an opportunity to grow, eventually affecting your indoor air quality.

Clean Air

As the weather warms up and spring arrives in full bloom, pollen, dust, and other allergens can invade your home from a variety of sources. Check your HVAC filter as required, and change it when needed so it can effectively trap allergens floating through the air. Have an air cleaner installed and you can help prevent pollutants from drifting through your entire home.

When you are ready to discuss how you can keep your home’s air clean and healthy all year long, contact Conditioned Air at 281-201-0356.

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