Your home is healthier when you maintain a clean environment. There are several different factors that impact air quality indoors. Pollen, dust, pet dander, mold, and chemicals in the air worsen air quality. Poor indoor air is linked to allergies, fatigue, and asthma. Take these steps to improve indoor air quality in your home.
How to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home
Clean air reduces allergies, headaches, and fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, make these simple improvements.
Regular Cleaning to Improve Indoor Air
One of the main causes of poor air quality is dust, so it’s important to keep the whole home clean. Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming on a regular basis will reduce the number of pollutants in your indoor air. Regularly launder bedding and drapes and dust your home weekly.
Change Your Filters for Better Air Quality
If your HVAC system uses forced air to heat or cool your home, change the filters on a regular basis to improve air quality. Filters collect dust and other particles, but they eventually get clogged and reduce the efficiency of your system.
Purchase an Air Purifier
An air purifier in your home is an easy way to reduce allergens in the air. While a purifier may not remove all irritants, it will reduce the level of pollutants in the air.
Improve Indoor Air Quality by Opening Windows
Open your windows for at least 15 minutes a day so fresh air can circulate through your house to improve your air quality. When cooking or showering, use exhaust fans to lower humidity and remove contaminants from your home.
Choose Purifying Plants
Houseplants improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants from the air. Add air-purifying plants to your home environment.
Good air quality in your home is essential for your family’s health. Improve indoor air quality and you will begin to notice a difference in how you feel.
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