Have you ever thought about how much debris builds up in and around your home during the summer? From barbecues, pool parties and outdoor activities to gardening, yard projects, and high pollen levels, summer can really take its toll on your home and its air quality. While it is one of the most fun times of the year with lots of outdoor time and long warm days, summer can really leave its mark.
If you haven’t already done so, fall is the perfect time to help get your home back in shape and to ensure that your family is breathing clean air. With that goal in mind, today we’ll share some tips about ways you can clean up summer debris.
Give Your Air Filters Extra Attention
When you talk about clean air, air filters are always one of the first things that come up. But, while they’re talked about a lot, too often they are not replaced as frequently as they should be. Air filters should be replaced at least every 90 days. And, if you have family members with allergies or respiratory issues, you should replace air filters at least every 45 days.
With the added strain that summer puts on your air filters, fall is the perfect time to check and replace them. This is one easy but important way to make sure that your home has clean air this fall.
Thoroughly Clean With Non-Toxic Chemicals
One way that many people work to clean away some of the pollen, dirt, and debris left behind from summer is by giving their home a deep cleaning. While consistent cleaning is an important part of maintaining your home’s air quality, it’s just as crucial that you pay attention to what type of cleaning supplies you are using. If you clean your home with supplies full of toxic chemicals, it can have a negative impact on your home’s air quality.
The good news, though, is that you can clean your home and improve air quality by using cleaning substances that are all-natural. You can purchase natural cleaners or make your own using vinegar, baking soda or tea tree oils. Cleaning is always a good way to help clean up after a busy season, just make sure that you’re thinking about what you’re using to clean.
Check Your Home for Gas Leaks
While you’re focusing on cleaning up and making your home’s air safe, it’s the perfect time to check for any gas leaks. Gas leaks present some very real dangers and health hazards. As a result, it’s important to identify and fix any gas leaks as soon you notice an issue. In order to help make your home safer, take some time this fall to inspect your gas lines and check for gas leaks.
We hope these tips help you to clean up after the summer. If you have any questions about your home’s air quality, contact Wolfgang’s Cooling and Heating today at (480) 719-7779.