Improve Home Air Quality Tips

Our homes are important to us and so is our health. The air quality in your home plays a huge role in your overall health. Dust, dander, mold, and bacteria can all occupy the air you breathe every day and cause you to get sick more often. Did you know that there are simple ways for you to keep your air clean?

Here’s 6 easy ways you can fight the grime and improve the quality of the air in your home.

  1. Cleaning – Regularly cleaning your home will significantly decrease the dust and dander in your air. When dusting, use a damp cloth instead of a feather duster. Traditional dusters only move the particles into the air to then settle again somewhere else. A damp cloth allows the dust to cling to the rag and be properly disposed of. Dust all surface areas as well as your vents and ceiling fans. Also sweeping and vacuuming with a HEPA filter regularly is also highly encouraged.
  2. Fresh Air – Open those windows and let the fresh air in! Circulation is key to refreshing the air quality in your home. If the weather is too cold outside to open the windows, turn on your ceiling fans. Stale air allows bacteria to grow and allergens to fill your home.
  3. Carpets – Regularly cleaning your carpets is also extremely helpful. Dander, dust, and grime are not just on the surface of your carpets, but also down in the padding. Deep clean your carpets at least once every 6 months to keep these things at bay. Your carpets will look great too!
  4. Curtains – Wash your curtains, furniture covers, rugs, and any other fabrics within your home. Fabrics have a tendency to collect large amounts of dust and allergens. Washing all these items periodically will significantly improve the air quality in your home.
  5. Humidity – Mold and mildew thrive in a damp warm environment. Keep moist areas like your bathrooms and dishwashers well ventilated. Open windows after your shower or if you don’t have them then leave the doors open and let a fan ventilate the area. A healthy humidity level in a home is between 30-50%. If your home is over this range, consider getting a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture in your air.
  6. Air Ducts – The air ducts in your home function much like the lungs in our bodies. Your HVAC system breathes the air in and breathes it back out. Through this constant circulation, some build up occurs over time. If you have respiratory issues, allergies, or autoimmune disorders, we recommend cleaning out your air ducts occasionally to help reduce your health risks.

If you think it’s time to clean your carpets or furniture, please give us a call. We would love to help you improve your quality of life by improving the quality of the air you breathe!

 

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