Don’t Forget to Do Your Chores!
We all have those days where all we want to do is lay on the couch and be lazy. While the occasional “day off” from household chores is encouraged from time to time to give yourself a much-deserved break, keeping your home clean does more than just make it look nice.
A lapse in cleaning can have a severe impact on your HVAC system and your indoor air quality.
The quality of air in your home can have a large effect on your family’s health and safety. Poor air quality could mean headaches, irritation, and respiratory issues. Your air filters do a great job of catching a lot of the airborne contaminants before they circulate throughout the home. But they can’t do all that work on their own!
Dirty floors and dusty surfaces add extra contaminants like dirt, pollen, animal fur, spores, and dust mites to the air. By maintaining a regular sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and dusting schedule, you’ll lend your air filters a hand in keeping the air clean.
We know doing the dishes is one of the most unpopular chores, but leaving stacks of dishes in your sink or around the house could cost you. Pests will be drawn to the smell and bits of food and soon enough, you could have an infestation on your hands.
If the infestation includes rodents, your health hazard risk just went up as these pests can carry and transmit diseases to humans. So, roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing!
As mentioned earlier, your air filters take on a lot of the responsibility when it comes to cleaning your air. When they become full or clogged, it can lead to a myriad of breakdowns and issues within your HVAC including:
- Low airflow
- Frozen coils
- Increased energy usage
- Uncomfortable temperatures
- Unclean air
Cleaning has a bigger impact on your HVAC than you’d think. Try your best to stick to a schedule that works for you and the family. If you’re in need of HVAC repairs or air filer replacements, give Dyess Air & Plumbing a call at (843) 242-0855!