Many people tend to think that air pollution only occurs outside in the streets or farms. Unfortunately, it is the air inside the home that affects most people because homes are airtight, so pollutants can't escape quickly. Apart from leaving a stale odor, pollutants in the air cause asthma, allergies, eye itching and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If you want to maintain fresh air in your home, here are four tips that will help.
Clean the house regularly
It goes without saying that you need to clean your house daily to have fresh air. Cleaning ranges from mopping the floors, vacuuming the carpet and couch, washing bedding and clothing and wiping your windows, doors, and counters. Cleaning your toilet, bathroom, and kitchen should also be done daily, as stagnant water can get very smelly and cause mold and mildew.
Ventilate the Home
After everything in the house has been cleaned thoroughly, it is crucial that you open doors and windows to get some air inside. Ventilation allows stale air to move outside the house and bring fresh air inside. You will also get a bit of sunlight when you open your windows, and it will reduce chances of mold, mildew and bad odors thriving.
Maintain Your Air Conditioner
There are seasons and times where you cannot keep the windows and doors open due to cold, rain, and mosquitoes. Running an air conditioner is the next best option because it will suck in all polluted air, filter it and give you cool, clean air. Filters in HVAC units should be replaced every month to ensure they work correctly, so you don't get dirty air out. Ask your HVAC contractor to perform regular tune-ups on your cooling unit to ensure that it doesn't break down when you need it most.
Invest in Houseplants
Indoor plants do indeed help improve air quality by absorbing harmful gases such as carbon dioxide. The leaves and roots of certain plants absorb pollutants through pores, leaving your air fresh and clean. Research indicates that just a medium-sized plant in the room can go a long way in purifying the air and reducing carbon dioxide and VOC levels in the home.
Keeping the air in your house clean will play a huge role in ensuring your family is comfortable and healthy. Follow these tips to maintain the indoor air quality in the home and avoid respiratory conditions. Also, invest in a quality air conditioning unit with HEPA filters, as these are the best for cleaning the air.Share
10 October 2017
Howdy! I'm Hank and I am writing this blog so I can give you the lowdown on the cheapest and most effective ways you can heat or cool your home. I'm not a trained HVAC contractor but my brother is. Last year, I called up my brother and asked him to drive over and install a new HVAC system in my property. The old system wasn't cooling or warming my house and it was making a strange noise. During the installation, my brother gave me lots of great advice and explained exactly what he was doing at each step. I hope you find this information useful.