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How to Ensure Clean Air This Fall

Who doesn’t love all the events of summer? Barbecuing, gardening, swimming, picnicking - warmer weather allows us to participate in some great activities with our family and friends.

As with any season, however, summer also comes with its own pollutants - especially for the air in your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prepare for and combat dirt and debris that enters your home.

It’s important that you stay proactive in doing this as the elements that enter your home can severely affect the air you breathe. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your home clean and free of dirt and ensure better air for everyone.

Change Out Your Air Filters

airfiltersThe air filters in your home’s HVAC system has the important job of filtering out dust, dirt, small particles, and other allergens.

Each season, your air filter is constantly working to provide clean, fresh, and healthy air for you to breathe by preventing your HVAC system from circulating dirty air.

For allergy sufferers and those with asthma, this is a pretty process. When the air has pollutants in it, your lungs have to work extra hard to filter out the unwanted particles.

Changing air filters is commonly forgotten by homeowners, unfortunately. But changing them every 1-3 months, especially when the seasons change, is necessary to keep your air healthy.

Stick to Non-Toxic Chemicals

Household cleaners can be pretty harsh and produce some strong fumes. When you’re trying to clean your home of dust and debris, strong odors and fumes are the last things you want polluting the air in your home.

When you’re doing your end of summer cleaning, put down the bottle of chemicals and try these natural alternatives instead:

  • nontoxicchemicalsMix 1 cup water, ¼ cup vinegar, 2 tsp olive oil, and 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Great way to get up dust!
  • Mix 1 cup water, ½ cup vinegar, 2 tbsp oil, 10 drops lemon essential oil, and 5 drops cedarwood essential oil into a spray bottle. Dirt is no match for this recipe!

Using more natural alternatives for dusting will make sure your home not only looks great but smells wonderful in the process!

Check For Gas Leaks

checkforgasleaksChecking for gas leaks is critical to ensuring the air you and your family are breathing is clean and healthy. Gas leaks are dangerous and unhealthy.

Not only can natural gas seriously impede the air you breathe, but it can also present a fire hazard. Natural gasses can be found in furnaces, gas tanks, water heaters, gas stoves and more.

As the season changes from summer to fall, and you look to the time that you’ll be using your furnace to heat your home, it’s time to check for gas leaks. Calling in a professional technician to perform an inspection can give you peace of mind in knowing that you and your family are safe and that everything is functioning properly.

Are you curious about more ways you can keep the air in your home clean and healthy this fall? Call Blue River Plumbing & Heating to schedule your seasonal inspection today at (303) 500-3953.