The quality of your indoor air isn’t something you can see, but it is something you will feel, particularly if your indoor air quality is poor. Homes that are well-insulated and energy efficient often pay for these perks in air quality. Improve your indoor air quality quickly and easily with these tips.
Know the Threats
Understanding the factors that create pollution in your air is the first step in learning how to improve indoor air quality. Beware the following pollutants:
- Personal hygiene products like perfume, body spray, hair spray and nail polish
- Hobby or craft supplies like glue or paint stripper
- Air fresheners and scented candles
- Household cleaning products
- Home improvement materials like paint and flooring
These sneaky culprits are packed with chemicals that will settle in the home. When dust is stirred up, they will circulate again through the home.
The easiest way to improve indoor air quality is to limit the number of pollutants you bring in. Consider switching to organic personal hygiene products, natural cleaning solutions and natural home scents. Vinegar and baking soda are as effective as many toxic chemical cleaners. Essential oils or items like cinnamon can give your home a lovely fragrance without chemical additives.
Keep Things Clean
Some pollutants are difficult to eliminate, so the next step to improve indoor air quality is to clean frequently and thoroughly.
- Regularly dust and vacuum.
- Upgrade the air filter on your heating or cooling system.
- Keep humidity between 30 and 60 percent. Mold and mildew thrive in wetter environments, but cold and flu viruses prefer dry air. Aim to stay in this middle ground.
- Clean portable humidifiers regularly.
- Keep air vents open in damp places like bathrooms to reduce mold and mildew. Wipe down bathroom surfaces often with a natural disinfectant like vinegar.
- Keep mats at every door to capture incoming pollutants on shoes.
Stay proactive about indoor air quality and you can enjoy a fresh healthy home. For more information on home air quality and how you can improve yours, contact us at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc.. We have five Florida locations to meet your needs.
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