Pollens and dust and many other indoor air pollutants can put yours and your family’s health at risk. It’s time to be smart about the air you and your family breathe. Breathe easy with 6 easy ways to improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
- Use a vacuum cleaner.
The simplest way to get rid of airborne particles in your home is vacuum cleaning. There are dust particles which cannot be removed by simply sweeping the floor. Vacuums suck dust particles found in your carpet and other furniture and prevent them from spreading all around the house.
- Maximize air circulation.
During fair weathers, turn your fan on and open windows to allow the circulation of air. The movement of air may remove indoor pollutants. Another option to maximize airflow is to use air purifiers.
- Control moisture in your home.
Choose air conditioners with humidifiers to maintain humidity in your place. Wet corner can be a possible place for molds and mites. These particles may circulate all over the house and can cause allergies and respiratory problems.
- Reduce the use of toxic chemicals.
Use milder chemicals when cleaning your house. You can use cleaning solutions like water and vinegar to clean corners and windows instead of toxic chemicals like ammonia and bleaches. When buying paints and adhesive removers, it’s best to purchase in small amounts because they can also pollute the air in your home even when sealed.
- Keep your bedroom allergen-free.
There are pillow covers and mattresses designed to keep your bedroom free from dust and other allergens. Be sure to wash your bed sheet weekly and better dry in high heat, too.
- Do regular home maintenance.
Consider a weekly schedule of general cleaning in your home. Just like your HVAC system, your home needs frequent cleaning to remove dust particles and other air pollutants. It will not just maintain the air quality, but the entire home condition as well.
These tips are all you need to be smart about your indoor air quality.