Are you interested in having better air quality in your home? Do you think your home is making you sick? You are not alone. Thankfully there is a range of easy solutions you can follow to improve the quality of your air. Let’s take a moment to explore the various things you can do to improve your home air quality.
Purchase an Air Purifier
Consider purchasing an air purifier. Mechanical air purifiers can range in size and can serve either a room or the entire house depending on the area you want covered. Many models expose air to UV light, which kills microbes and other pests that would otherwise grow and spread in the air of your home. If nothing else, an air purifier represents just another line of defense you can use to improve your air quality.
Consider Using Only Natural Cleaners
A big reason why many households struggle with air quality has to do with the cleaners that they use. While cleaning solutions can be great for removing stains and purifying surfaces of mold, grease, etc., many cleansers, especially aerosols, rug/upholstery cleaners, furniture/floor polish, and oven cleaners release dangerous VOCs and other toxic substances. By switching to natural cleaners, you have less overall air pollution that dissipates far quicker than chemical alternatives.
Plants are great at helping to purify the air in your house. Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Try adding garden mums, spider plants, dracaena, ficus, peace lily, and boston ferns to your home!
Keep the Home Clean
Issues in air quality within the home can come from many sources. One source of poor air quality comes from dust and dirt accumulating within the home. By removing things like dust, pet dandruff, and more from rugs, couches, floors, and beds, you can improve the quality of air in your home.
Keep Humidity Down to a Minimum
If your home is too wet, then you risk growing mold in your home and seriously decreasing the air quality level. If your home is too dry, then you risk surfaces drying out, cracking, and the air quality decreasing as well. What you need to do is keep your interior humidity level between 30%-50% at all times. In the winter, you’ll likely need to humidify the space. In the summer, consider using a dehumidifier in the house or open up the bathroom to help disperse humidity after a shower or bath.
If nothing else, consider ways to improve ventilation in your home. Trouble spots will include areas in your bathroom, attic, and stove. Improving ventilation in these spaces and occasionally opening your front door to let fresh air in will go a long way to improving air quality.
At Gas Man, improving indoor air quality is a high priority for us. From indoor air quality inspections to installing and repairing humidifiers and purifiers, we have you covered!