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Air Quality Is Important in Every Florida Home

10/4/2016 (Permalink)

Air Quality Is Important in Every Florida Home

If you live in Florida you understand that poor air quality is an unfortunate element that is dealt with on an everyday basis. Not only is it humid and sticky, but one minute the sun is shining, then the next minute the rain is pouring down out of nowhere! So it is important if you do live somewhere in the south to improve quality in the home or in the business, and keep that so-called "bad" air outside! Some like to compare the quality of Florida to Vegas, although Vegas is hot, it tends to much dryer than Florida which seems to create fewer problems as far as humidity goes. It is understandable that some risks are unavoidable, but some risks are avoidable and a person should take every precaution to keep their home as sealed up as possible.

There are a few simple tricks a person can do to help improve the air quality in a home. If the quality is improved it will keep allergies, a smoke smell, or any bad odor away! One way is to place a door mat right on the outside of the door, and right at the entrance of the home. That way when people come to visit, they can scrape off their feet and leave whatever dirt and particles they have on their shoes behind. Just make sure to wash the door mats regularly otherwise those particles will linger. One tip that can not be stressed enough is to have furnaces, heating and cooling equipment cleaned periodically, such as air duct cleaning. If they are not cleaned periodically, then when the air conditioner or heater is turned on, all that dirt that is caught in the filter is being blown out along with the air. It is also important for air duct cleaning to be done by a professional to ensure it is done properly.

If a person lives in the Oviedo or Winter Springs area they are very familiar with air conditioning, it is a life saver. It is important to use a dehumidifier along with an air conditioner to keep indoor humidity in the 30-50% range. Keeping the humidity at this range keeps allergies and dust mites away. On hardwood or tile surfaces try moping after vacuuming. It may seem like extra work, but it will help clean up contaminants left behind. Also, do not forget the walls. Often times people forget walls when it comes to their cleaning routine, and it can be important because dirt and particles stick to walls just like any other piece of furniture or flooring. One of the biggest tips that can be given is to not let people smoke in a home.

It can be nearly impossible to get a smoke smell or a bad odor out of a home, and in places like Oviedo or Winter Springs, people can always just walk outside and step away from the home if they want to smoke a cigarette quickly. If they start smoking outside a person can say goodbye to that bad odor for good!

Air quality is vital to a happy, healthy home so if a person applies just some of the above tips and tricks they can be effective ways to accomplish this objective. And people who live in areas like Oviedo or Winter Springs understand the quality outside can be unhealthy so it is especially important to be able to get away from that.

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