When you think of air pollution, you probably think of the smog and air that’s usually found in urban areas. However, air pollution could be present in your own home. The air you breathe in your home could be filled with irritating chemicals and allergens that could cause respiratory problems amongst other things, so use these tips for improving your indoor air quality.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality:
Take Care of the Floors
Regularly vacuum your carpets and floors to get rid of any dust that could have accumulated in your home. (It’s also a good idea to vacuum your upholstery and any other high traffic area where dust has settled.) Afterward, mop the floors to get rid of any remaining dust, and place large doormats at every entrance of your home to prevent future debris from getting inside.
Maintain Healthy Humidity Levels
If the air in your home is too moist or dry, it can allow allergens, dust, and mold to fester. Using a dehumidifier and AC can help keep moisture levels, and therefore harmful particles and bacteria, down in your home.
Keep Your Home Smoke-Free
Smoking isn’t just harmful to the person doing it. Secondhand smoke can have dangerous effects on those who breathe it in. A big step to take when improving your indoor air quality is keeping those carcinogens out of your home entirely.
Increase Your Ventilation
Especially when it gets a little chilly outside, you’re likely to seal up your home to keep every ounce of heat inside. However, while that helps keep your home warm, it also makes for dry, stuffy air. And on the opposite end, without proper ventilation, any humidity you produce can create an even more uncomfortable space.
Crack a few windows to get some air flowing, always use your bathroom fan when showering, and turn on your exhaust fan when you’re cooking to get rid of fumes you create while cooking.
Stock Up on House Plants
Houseplants do a great job at naturally filtering and purifying your home’s air. When they pull in carbon dioxide, they also pull in all the VOCs and harmful air particles that could be affecting your air quality. Then, they exhale fresh oxygen for you and your family to breathe in — talk about a double whammy.
Use Essential Oils
A few drops of essential oil can make your home smell fantastic while avoiding using harmful chemicals that are found in most aerosol fragrance sprays. Plus, many essential oils also have natural qualities that kill bacteria and mold spores in your air.
Clean Your Home Naturally
Many store-bought cleaning and air freshening products contain harsh chemicals that can spread through the air in your home. When it comes to making sure your home is clean and smells fresh, aim to use all-natural products that are also fragrance-free.
Ace Solves It All is committed to help you improve the indoor air quality in you home. That’s why we provide comprehensive air quality systems and services to ensure that the air you and your family breathe is healthy. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.