Maintaining the air quality inside your home is vitally important to avoid having allergic reactions or respiratory distress. There are several simple ways to ensure the air inside your home is clean, and by using these tips, you will enjoy fresher and healthier air.
One: Beautiful Indoor Plants
Houseplants are beautiful, providing an attractive ambience in any room of a home. However, a better reason for having houseplants is to improve a home’s air quality in a natural way. Dracaena, English ivy and peace lily are some of the best plants to keep in your home to remove the pollutants from the air.
Two: Air Purification System
You can buy portable air purification machines for a home to move from one room to another to filter household dust and pollen. Even better, you can have a permanent air purifier system attached to your home’s heating and cooling system to clean the heated or cooled air immediately. Sound like something you want? Give us a call to discuss your options.
Three: Clean Your Home Each Week
To avoid allergic reactions such as watery eyes, coughing and sneezing, you should keep your home clean. One of the best ways to maintain a home’s cleanliness is by getting rid of the excess clutter that collects dust and that can lead to mold growth.
Four: Change a Furnace’s Air Filter Each Month
You should change your home’s furnace or air conditioner filter each month to remove the debris from incoming air. Instead of using a basic air filter, choose a high-efficiency arrestance particulate filter that removes nearly 100 percent of tiny particles such as pollen.
Five: Seal the Crevices and Holes Outside Your Home
To keep dust from entering your home, add more caulking around windows and doorways. Check the window screens in your home to make sure the items do not have rips that permit dirt to enter. Wash the windowsills that are located inside and outside a home to remove dirt that can blow into the rooms.
Six: Use Natural Products Inside Your Home
Avoid using man-made chemicals inside your home to prevent adding pollutants that can lead to asthma attacks or sinus congestion. You can mix your own cleansers from household products such as baking soda and vinegar rather than washing countertops and sinks with chlorine bleach.
Seven: Bathe Your Family Pets Frequently
The fur on a dog or a cat can hold a lot of debris from playing outside in the grass, but when you bathe your pets frequently, you can remove the plant pollen and dander from the fur before it floats into the air.
Bonus Tip: Hire a Professional Air Quality Expert
If you want to have the cleanest air possible inside your home, then contact an air-quality expert for an evaluation of a building. Hey, that’s us! Contact us anytime and we’ll send a technician to make recommendations for improvements to your home to ensure the air quality is at its highest level.