Usually, when we think about air pollution, we think about cities and industrial areas. What you may not realize is that the quality of air in your home has at least as much impact on your quality of life as outdoor air pollution. Indoor air quality has been linked to numerous health problems that can affect you, your family and even your pets. Here are a few ways to improve the quality of air in your home.
There are a number of steps you can take to improve the quality of air in your home by simply adjusting your habits. Use doormats to keep people from tracking dirt and debris into your home. When weather permits, open your windows to promote good airflow in your house. Vacuum regularly and maintain a clean home more generally. Take activities that produce dust outside if at all possible; if you must paint, sand or glue inside, use a fan and an open window to direct the particles outside.
Indoor Air Quality Products
There are numerous systems available that can directly improve the quality of air in your home. For example, an energy recovery ventilator can work with your air conditioner or heat pump to exchange outdoor air for your stale indoor air, improve air quality and energy efficiency. Air purifiers and air cleaners remove contaminants from your air directly. Invest in a dehumidifier to keep the humidity level in your home below 50 percent, and be sure to clean it regularly to make sure it doesn’t start to harbor mold.
There is plenty you can do on your own to improve the quality of air in your home, but if you’re really serious about maximizing indoor air quality, you need a professional touch. To learn more, check out our indoor air quality solutions or call (337) 706-9469.