We don’t often think about air pollution inside our homes, but it exists. With most of us now staying at home, it’s important to keep your air quality clean and healthy.
Everything from pet dander to carbon monoxide, our homes can make us sick from things we can’t even see. Here a few ways to keep your air quality healthy.
Improve Your Air Quality
A few small adjustments can make a big difference in the quality of your air. This will be very important for those in the home with respiratory concerns.
Keeping the filters of your heating and air conditioner clean will make a big difference to the quality of your air. These filters trap all sorts of debris, but once they get full, they no longer work properly.
Keep The House Clean
Regular cleaning of the home helps to get rid of the dust and other particles that settle everywhere. Dusting, vacuuming and mopping will help remove all those and more.
Keep all the air ducts in the home clean. A lot of debris, hair and even mold can start to collect inside the ducts. Hire a professional to clean them annually, just to be safe.
A dehumidifier will control the humidity inside the home. In humid conditions, mold and mildew can form, and they can make us sick. These are particularly bad for people with asthma or allergies.
A good air purifier will remove many contaminants from the air. Consider a UV light air purifier to help kill germs, viruses, mold, mildew and any other matter in the air.
When possible, open up the doors and windows to let the fresh air flow through. It can get rid of stale air and odors from pets, cooking and dusty carpets or furniture.
Designate an area outside for smoking. Second-hand smoke can be deadly and smoke and ashes settle on every surface. It gets in your hair and clothing and even in your bloodstream.
Clean Vents and Fans
Vents over the stove get full of grease and even small food particles. Cleaning them out regularly helps clean the air and allows them to function properly. Clean your fans, as well. If they are just coming back out of storage, they need to be cleaned before using them.
Placing a few plants in high traffic areas will help to absorb many toxins and pollutants from the air. They are Mother Nature’s natural air filters. They add a lovely touch to any room, as well.
With spring finally here, it is a good time to open up the windows and give your home a good cleaning. Hiring a professional to look after your heating, air conditioning and plumbing matters is a good idea.
It doesn’t take much work to keep the air quality healthy and clean, once you know what to do. Clean air leaves everyone breathing a little easier.
Bob Hamilton can provide you with expert solutions to any indoor air quality problem. If you are interested in improving the air quality in your home, please contact us today!