Spring is in the air, though after a long Wichita winter, spring probably isn’t the only thing you’re inhaling. Tighter construction, new and improved building materials and high-efficiency HVAC equipment may keep you more comfortable throughout heating season, but the trade-off is a decreased rate of ventilation and air exchange, which can result in lower indoor air quality (IAQ). If you’re battling dust or suffer from allergies or asthma, here are some great tips to get you started on your spring cleaning:

Change your air filter. Monthly filter changes are a must during peak seasons and not only help to keep your indoor air cleaner, they assist in prolonging the life of your HVAC equipment.

Turn on the fan. With a clean filter in place, set the blower fan on your thermostat to the “on” position, to help clear the air while you clean.

Call for annual spring maintenance. With cooling season right around the corner, now is a great time to have your A/C cleaned and tuned-up. Annual preventive maintenance will keep your equipment in top working order, help prevent major repairs down the road, prevent premature breakdowns and help you save on your energy bills.

Clean smarter, not harder. Rather than spreading residual dust around, get rid of it by using a microfiber or electrostatic cloth when you clean. The fibers trap tiny particles.  You can then launder, discard or shake outdoors the cloth to get it ready for the next dusting.

Clean your closets. Clothing fibers and other debris make their homes on your closet floor at an alarming pace; keeping this area free of clutter allows you to get in and vacuum them up on a regular basis.

Give your IAQ a cleansing boost. A whole-house or room air purification system works continuously to cycle and clean the air in your home, removing spores, bacteria, pollen, dander and other pollutants that can be harmful to your health, helping to reduce dust levels and letting you breathe easier.

For more tips on how to rid your home of dust, and improve your indoor air quality, call the experts at Comfort Systems.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about dust and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.