In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, washing our hands, disinfecting surfaces, wearing masks and staying at least six feet away from other people has become the new normal. While taking all of those measures do help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we can’t overlook the importance of indoor ventilation.
Data shows that poor ventilation is key for spreading coronavirus in Village—it spreads easier in rooms with poor ventilation than in those with proper ventilation. Continue reading to learn how to address your home’s air quality and ensure good ventilation:
- Clean your air ducts: Dust, pollen, pet dander, mold and a whole host of other contaminants can accumulate up in your air ducts. Every time your AC turns on this summer, those contaminants will get blown throughout your entire home. Having your ducts professionally cleaned eliminates all of those harmful pollutants and keeps your air as clean as possible.
- Invest in high-quality filters: Your HVAC air filter needs to be changed every month or so to protect the system and prevent a host of complications. You can protect your air and your HVAC by investing in high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These high-quality filters block up to 99 percent of contaminants from floating through the air, thus improving your indoor air quality.
- Open windows: If poor ventilation is key for spreading coronavirus in Village, then open up those windows! Opening windows on either side of a room or house creates a nice cross-breeze that cools the space while improving ventilation. Say goodbye to germs and bacteria immediately after opening your windows.
- Turn on ceiling fans: You can also improve the ventilation throughout your house by turning on the ceiling fans. Ceiling fans allow air to circulate freely, cooling your home and boosting air quality. Turning on ceiling fans in the summer is also a great way to stay cool without running up your electric bill.
- Run exhaust fans: The exhaust fans in your bathrooms and the exhaust hood in your kitchen are key in improving air ventilation. Exhaust hoods and fans suck up hot air and moisture, helping to cool the room and reduce the humidity. Less humidity means better ventilation and higher-quality air.
- Install an attic vent: A lack of ventilation up in the attic creates stagnant air that affects your entire home. The best way to improve the ventilation up there is to install an attic vent. Attic vents allow all of that hot air to escape through the roof, cooling the space and your entire home. Though you can potentially install an attic vent by yourself, we recommend leaving this task to the pros.
Call King’s Cleaning Service, Inc.
We know that poor ventilation is key for spreading coronavirus in Village, but improving your ventilation is not all you can do to prevent the spread. In addition to having proper ventilation throughout your home, you’ve got to keep it clean. That’s where King’s Cleaning Service, Inc. can help. On top of cleaning out your air ducts, we also clean furniture, carpets, hardwood floors and much more. Give us a call today to schedule a deep clean!