Did you know that spring cleaning is a tradition that has existed, not only for several centuries but also in different cultures from different parts of the world! Iranians traditionally practice a time of cleansing every spring to welcome in the Persian new year, Nowruz.
Many Jews around the world do the same as Passover approaches. The Catholic church even has a time of cleaning before Good Friday. All across the globe, everyone is getting their dusters ready to make every surface of their home spotless.
Do you take part in this cross-cultural phenomenon each year? If you do, there are some things for you to consider before you begin your spring cleaning this year, like your air quality.
How Deep is Your Spring Cleaning?
If you are an avid spring cleaner, how intensely do you clean? Do you just dust all the surfaces and wash the floors and say so long until next year? Or are you more of a purger, cleaning out closets and getting rid of old knick-knacks you've collected over the last year?
However you choose to clean this month, one thing everyone should add to their spring cleaning checklist is cleaning up their air quality.
Better air quality can create less dust in your home, which not only means less cleaning for you, but it can also reduce your allergy symptoms, too! Other health symptoms that tend to be helped by better air quality include:
- Skin irritation
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Sore throat
- Runny/stuffy nose
- And more!
Get Your Indoor Air Quality up to Par
Before you can begin to clean up your air, it’s important to understand air quality. How “good” is your air? Is it laden with dust, mold, pollen, and other contaminants?
Worse, do you have traces of harmful gases like carbon monoxide or radon in your air that could make you and your loved ones very sick, and possibly even lead to death?
If you are unsure what kind of air quality you’re working with, you can always install carbon monoxide detectors, perform radon tests, and keep an air quality monitor on hand.
The Time is Now For Your Spring Tune-Up
If you were unaware of the requirements for good HVAC maintenance, the first rule of HVAC is always to have your unit inspected, maintained, and tuned-up about every six months.
If you're already cleaning the rest of your house, and you're already making moves to improve your indoor air quality, why not just have your HVAC system tuned-up now- this month? It could make your HVAC unit run faster, saving your money on energy use, as well!
Remember that when facing a severe problem with your HVAC systems, you should always call a professional. Lambert Plumbing and Heating Ltd is here for all your HVAC needs.
Just give us a call at (604) 734-0890. In the meantime, here’s another helpful tip for keeping your air quality up: make sure you are dusting your fans frequently to prevent dust from collecting there and falling when you turn the fan on.