Providing a Clean Air Environment
Whether you manage a small property or a 500-unit community, you understand the importance of providing residents with a healthy environment. Indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a significant role in providing the best experience for those you serve, and can positively affect the perception of your property. Controlling indoor air pollution can reduce health risks for your residents and improve productivity for your maintenance staff. Use these helpful tips to start creating a clean, pollution-free environment.
Know Your Air Filters and Change Them Regularly
Air filters are a vital part of any HVAC system, and their effectiveness depends on the quality and materials used to create them. Filters help clean the air circulating in your units and office while reducing airborne debris build-up. To be effective, they must be changed regularly.
Keep Entrances and Solid-Surface Floors Clean
Pesticides, dirt and other pollutants can be easily tracked indoors at entrances. Placing floor mats at front doors can significantly reduce these contaminants. For those particles that make it beyond floor matting, regular mopping of hard surfaces with microfiber mops can capture lingering dust and allergens better than traditional mops.
Add Odor Neutralizing to Your Cleaning Program
When considering air quality for your property, adding odor-neutralizing solutions can help assure your residents of cleanliness. Exclusive to Home Depot Pro, the Renown® collection includes air fresheners/neutralizers, dispensers and urinal screens that eliminate odor-causing bacteria for fresh air that lasts longer.
Ensure You're Cooling with the Right Unit Size
It may seem logical that the larger the HVAC unit, the better the air quality. This is not always true, as oversized units can cool air too quickly, leaving units feeling damp due to limited humidity removal. See if your property is using the right AC unit size with the helpful measurement guide from Home Depot Pro.
Control Indoor Air Pollution with Air Purifiers and Air Cleaners
Air purifiers control germs, odors and pollutants as they move through your units. Many are compact to fit in tight spaces, have remote functionality for ease of control and can include odor-control features to create a fresh environment for residents.
Pair your air purification system with air cleaners to help improve your indoor air quality on your property. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners, filters and accessories remove up to 99.9% of airborne particles above a certain size. Most air cleaners include easy-to-replace HEPA filters and carbon filters, which help with odor control.