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Poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact on the comfort you experience in your Murrells Inlet, SC, home and your family’s health. Here are three things you can do right away to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Vacuum Regularly

Be sure to vacuum frequently to remove debris, dirt and pollen. It’s particularly essential to vacuum if you have pets. Dander can contribute to the poor air quality in your household. Cats and dogs typically shed old fur multiple times a year.

Pollen can also stick onto your dog’s fur and be deposited indoors, which can be a problem if you are a hay fever sufferer. Keep your pet off your bed or furniture if you can and be sure to clean regularly.

Replace Your AC Filter Frequently

Air conditioning units work hard to make your home comfortable. Your air conditioning filters will eventually get clogged and stop working well. Not only does that impact your indoor air quality, but it also wears down your AC unit, which can lead to costly repairs in the future. Make sure you replace your AC filter at least every month or register for an annual AC maintenance plan, which includes a filter check.

Inspect Your Air Ducts

Air ducts have one job: to distribute cold and hot air throughout your living spaces, providing a suitable climate in every room. Ducts that aren’t installed correctly or cleaned can distribute pollutants from one room to another.

Over time, dander, dust and dirt can build up in your ducts, lowering the overall indoor air quality. Be sure to hire a certified HVAC technician to ensure that your ducts are circulating fresh air.

Now that you’ve learned a few tips about improving your indoor air quality, call to schedule an appointment with the pros at Air Doctor Services, Inc.

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