The holidays are full of hustle and bustle! As you prepare for incoming guests, it can seem like your to-do list is never-ending. While picking up stocking stuffers and setting out the seasonal decor is essential, it’s equally important to manage your indoor air quality before Aunt Sue walks through the door.
Comfortable guests are happy guests! It’s in every host’s handbook to maintain a relaxing and inviting space for your extended family and friends who may be visiting. The best way to do so is by managing indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn how to keep this holiday merry, bright, and free of airborne contaminants.
Clean, Clean, Clean
You’re most likely in a hurry to prepare your home for the influx of foot traffic and visitors that will soon arrive. With that comes the dreaded pre-holiday deep clean of the house. It may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by thoroughly sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming your floors. It’s best to use a vacuum with high-efficiency filters in order to trap debris, dust, and other hidden contaminants more effectively.
Dust is one of the main culprits of poor indoor air quality. No guest wishes to breathe in dust at the Christmas dinner table, which is why it’s important to dust your home consistently. After you’ve wiped down the blinds, baseboards, and knick-knacks galore, don’t forget to clean the fan blades of dust as well!
Pro tip: To maintain clean floors and air throughout the season, place an additional doormat near your home’s entrance. Having guests wipe off their shoes before entering can prevent them from tracking dirt, dust, and other contaminants throughout the house.
Don’t Forget the Furnace Tune-Up
You may assume that tune-ups are only for maintaining a highly-efficient furnace, but that’s not the case! Furnace tune-ups can also help improve your indoor air quality at home. During regular furnace tune-ups, you can rest assured that our technicians will thoroughly inspect your system for any areas of concern that could be impacting the quality of your home’s air.
Suppose you’ve got a clogged, dirty furnace filter in your unit. In that case, our HVAC technician will replace the filter to ensure your unit is dispersing clean air throughout the house. Improved indoor air quality and system efficiency are just some of the reasons to follow up with routine maintenance.
Keep Scents Natural
With the holidays comes the assortment of seasonal scents associated with the season. Maybe you like to fill your home up with notes of vanilla and amber, or perhaps you want to stick to the classic cinnamon and clove combination. Regardless of your scent preferences, know that what’s in your candle or room spray is more important than you may think.
Every time you light a traditional non-soy candle or spray a can of scented air freshener, you’re releasing harmful chemicals into the air called VOCs. These chemicals can have detrimental effects on your air, and long term, your health.
Instead, switch to soy or non-toxic candles to enhance your home’s holiday glow. Natural fragrance alternatives such as pet-safe essential oils and simmer pots are excellent alternatives that won’t wreck your indoor air quality.
Air Scrubber Installation in Central Jersey
Preserve the quality of your home’s air through our professional air scrubber services. Valairco’s indoor air quality services are designed to eliminate harmful contaminants and irritants so that you can breathe easier at home. To learn more about our advanced air filtration services, give us a call at (855) 661-3300 or complete our online contact form to schedule your next service.