How to Keep a Healthy Home This Summer

Ah, summertime! The A/C is blasting, but your allergies are acting up. Why? The answer might be lurking unseen in your walls. Dirty air ducts can become a breeding ground for dust, pollen, and even mold, silently polluting the air you breathe. These hidden monsters can trigger allergies, irritate respiratory systems, and leave your home feeling stuffy and stale. Particles escaping from the HVAC system join everyday dirt and grime already floating on air currents in your living areas. This unsavory mix can expose occupants to odors, allergens, and irritants that cause or increase respiratory problems in susceptible individuals.

AdvantaClean DIY Suggestions for a Healthy Home

Respiratory issues in response to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) are undoubtedly annoying but can also be dangerous. Opening windows during scorching temperatures and humid conditions to ventilate your residence is not ideal. Instead, AdvantaClean recommends practical tips that clear the air more effectively and safely while allowing you and your family to enjoy the benefits of air conditioning. Hints range from straightforward DIY interventions to professional air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance:

  • Complete a deep clean of your home’s interior in the spring, and perform regular vacuuming, mopping, and dusting throughout the rest of the summer to minimize dust mites, pollen, pet hair and dander, and other contaminants people and animals track inside.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals while cleaning, opting instead for natural ingredients like vinegar and baking soda.
  • Groom pets outside to reduce the deposits of hair and dander.
  • Switch out the filters in your HVAC system.
  • Ensure that kitchen and laundry room appliances vent outside. Use exhaust fans to move humid air outside during clothes washing, cooking, showering, and bathing.
  • Reduce or eliminate scented products such as candles, wax melts, incense, diffusers, and air fresheners.
  • Purchase and display air-purifying houseplants to trap pollutants and produce oxygen.

Hire Experts for Air Duct Cleaning

Set your mind entirely at ease when addressing poor summer indoor air quality concerns by scheduling a professional assessment of your air conditioning and ventilation system. AdvantaClean offers comprehensive HVAC cleaning services. Our HVAC crews have certification from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), ensuring that technicians employ only research-based best-industry practices when evaluating and servicing your system:

  • We use remotely controlled cameras (borescopes) to inspect the entire length of your air ducts to locate debris and heating and cooling equipment breakdowns.
  • We remove source material contamination using agitation and negative air pressure (suction).
  • We arrange to repair and replace damaged or malfunctioning heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment.

Take advantage of the extensive resources AdvantaClean offers homeowners to improve indoor air quality during the summer months. Our NADCA-certified crews will advise customers on strategies that provide high-quality air duct and HVAC system cleaning and maintenance for healthy and comfortable indoor air quality.