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Now that spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner, it’s important to pay extra attention to the indoor air quality in your Pine Bluff, Arkansas home. Aside from warmer weather, this time of the year also means pollen and other allergens are circling around outdoors. Follow these four steps to breathe cleaner air and keep your family healthy inside your home.

Avoid Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

We all love coming home to a clean and comfortable environment. The problem is that to achieve this, we often rely on store-bought products that contain dangerous chemicals called VOCs. Instead, we recommend using natural products to ensure healthier and cleaner air indoors. For example, you can mix baking soda, vinegar and lemons to clean everything from kitchen countertops to your bathtub.

Invest in an Air Purifier

If you or a family member suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma symptoms, then an air purifier is a great way to help you breathe easier at home. Air purifiers can catch up to 99 percent of airborne contaminants like pollen, dust and dander as these circulate through your ductwork.

Use a Vacuum with a HEPA Filter

HEPA filters will help you catch even the smallest of particles when vacuuming your home. This is especially valuable when cleaning rugs and upholstery, which tend to be great hiding places for dust and other pollutants.

Change Your Air Filter

Air filters work by trapping pollutants, which helps improve your indoor air quality. Regardless, for your air filter to perform its job efficiently, it’s important to change it at least every 90 days. Every 30 days if you have pets.

Taking the right steps to breathe cleaner air inside your home is essential to keep yourself and your family healthy this summer. Not sure if your home’s indoor air quality is healthy? Contact our experts at Pine Bluff Heating & Air for a complete assessment and solutions that will best address your needs.

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