Environmentalists frequently focus on air quality outside of our homes, and during the global pandemic, two major air pollutants were drastically reduced and air quality improved after mass social distancing measures. While this is certainly good news, have you considered that the air quality inside your house may be equally as important? In North America and Europe, we spend almost 90 percent of our time indoors. That means that the air we are breathing in our homes can have a big impact on our health.
There are many sources of indoor air pollution. These can include: fuel-burning combustion appliances; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; excess moisture. Even building materials and furnishings, like newly installed flooring, upholstery or carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products can introduce pollutants into your home. Outdoor air pollution, pesticides, and radon can also enter your home.
Here are some ways that you can reduce the air pollution inside your home:
Change Your Filters
Air-conditioning systems and other household appliances are always working and filtering out common air pollutants. When the air filters fill up, it affects your indoor air quality and also wears down your AC system and appliances, which can lead to costly repairs down the road. Be sure to change your intake filters regularly and get your air conditioning system serviced one to two times per year. Don’t forget to check the filters on your vacuum cleaners as well.
Add an Air Purification System
High-quality air purifiers eliminate contaminants from the air by maintaining indoor moisture balance and removing pollutant particles, such as mold, viruses, bacteria, dust, gaseous adhesives, pesticides, and more. They are designed to eliminate 99% of pollutants and airborne contaminants in your home, and adding one to your space can significantly reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. They also help reduce and eliminate odors in your home and keep your lungs healthy.
Keep Your Rugs and Carpets Clean
Rugs and carpets add color and flair to a room, but they can also trap and hold dust and other particles. The good news is that dust is no longer floating around in the air, but you don’t want to leave it just sitting there. Make sure you clean your carpets and rugs weekly with a high-quality vacuum – more often if you have pets.
Control Humidity in Your Home
When you maintain consistent humidity levels in your home, you help reduce sickness and even snoring. Keeping proper humidity levels can help your indoor plants flourish and make hardwood floors last longer. Our ultrasonic humidifiers help you maintain the proper humidity in your home and create a more healthy indoor environment.
We want to help you control the air quality in your home. Come in today to see the high-quality products we offer our clients to help control the allergens and contaminants that can enter your home.