In recent years, indoor air quality has taken a huge piece of the forefront in the HVAC world, and so many are mis educated, and misinformed when it comes to improving your homes indoor air quality. Here are 5 Simple things you can do today to improve the air you are breathing in your home:
Clean it up, mop it up, sweep it up
A clean house is a healthier house. Good indoor hygiene can cut down on animal dandruff, and dust. To better focus your cleaning efforts specifically related to IAQ (indoor air quality), your strategies should center around reducing pet dander, mold, and dust.
- Carpets and rugs are the largest filters in your home. Vacuuming at least once a week, with a cleaner that has a HEPA filter will help greatly with this!
- Wash the sheets, clean the drapes, dust the fans, wipe down the electronics.
- Clear the clutter, clutter can trap and hold dust and dander.
Indoor greenery causing problems?
We all love the look of an indoor plant, it literally and figuratively brings life to a room. We have all heard something about how a plant “helps improve the air quality of your home because the oxygen it releases,” however true that is, indoor plants are a dust trap that can sprout mold, causing more issues than they are good for. An indoor plant may look good, and give you “fresh O2” but for indoor air qualities sake, move the greenery outside.
Change your filters!
If you have central AC/Heat, you need to be changing your filters regularly, not only will this help increase the life of your system, but also ensure that airborne irritants get stopped at the filter, rather than just circulating in your home freely.
If you have an older home, you may want to consider having your ducts cleaned to remove trapped dust. Click here to schedule a duct cleaning today:
Invest in an air purifier!
If you struggle with indoor allergens and can’t seem to get them under control, it may help if you implement an air purifier into your IAQ system. You can get purifiers that just service one room in the house, or you can have them installed right into your AC/Heating equipment. A device such as the REME Halo, goes right into your system as is, and works with all heating and cooling equipment and kills 99% of all allergy causing bacteria, kills mold, and reduces any orders that may be circulating in the home.
Don’t be afraid to let that fresh air in!
Even when it is cold out, opening a window from time to time will allow fresh air to move throughout the house freely, causing potential air contaminants to be moved out of the house!