5 tips to keep your carpets clean around the clock
The more dust and particles your air filter removes, the less of it will fall on your carpet (and tables, chairs, and bed…you get the gist). Did you know that a dirty air filter makes your HVAC system work extra hard and consume more energy? It’s not good for your oven or your wallet. It is therefore recommended that you change your air filters every 90 days. And if you have a dog or cat at home, says Day & Night Air, change your filters every 60 days.
Fun fact: mats act as a filter by trapping airborne pollutants like pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria, cigarette smoke and more. As evidence, the appearance of black lines on light colored carpet around baseboards, under doors and around fresh air returns shows the effect of this “filtration soiling” – essentially dirt that hasn’t not been sucked up. Because carpets act like a filter, they require constant cleaning or you and your household members run the risk of serious health problems. You may not even know how much your carpet contributes to the well-being of your family. A dirty carpet can trigger attacks of asthma, eczema and rhinitis, says Hernandez Carpeting. And not to scare you, but that’s if you’re lucky.