Moving into a new Palm Harbor, Florida, home is an exciting prospect, but you may find that your house isn’t as fresh and clean as you’d hoped. If the building has a musty, damp or stale odor to it, it’s likely been vacant for a while awaiting your move-in date. Clean the air in your new home with these tricks to make it smell fresh in no time:
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
One of the first things you should do when you move into a new home is schedule HVAC maintenance. Your HVAC system is responsible for filtering and circulating air throughout the home. This simple action will help you get rid of that musty odor.
Give your new home a thorough scrub-down from the ceilings to the floors. Wash the walls, clean the windows and scrub the doors, and sweep, mop and vacuum the floors.
If your home has older carpet, consider replacing it. Carpet can harbor dust mites, dirt, and even mold or mildew, which may contribute to a stale smell in the house.
Run Your HVAC Fan
Set your thermostat to run the fan in your HVAC system continuously for a few hours. This can help you increase air circulation and pull as much air as possible through the filter. If the air has been stagnant in the home, this will get it moving and help clean some of the lingering airborne pollutants.
Address Your Air Quality
Consider installing an air cleaner, purifier or another IAQ product in your new home. Not only will this help eliminate odors and pollutants from previous homeowners but it will work to consistently improve air quality for years to come.
Make sure your home is fresh, clean and ready for your move-in. Schedule HVAC maintenance with Aircom as soon as possible. Give us a call at 727-786-0018 to make your appointment.
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