How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home
Improve the air quality in your home with these tips!
The quality of your home’s air will sometimes be noticeable and will always have an effect on your health and wellbeing. If the air quality is poor, you might have trouble sleeping or you may suffer from allergy symptoms or irritability. Good air quality helps you breathe easier and feel better. How do you make sure that your home has clean, pure air as much as possible? Here are some tips to help you.
Clean out the Air Filters
Your home’s air filters will need to be changed every 6-12 months, depending on how much use they get. It’s especially important to check them during the start of winter when you are likely to spend more time indoors. Dirty air filters will not do their job properly, costing you money and doing little to filter the air. They also help to spread dirty particles through the air, if they become dirty enough.
Get Rid of Mold
Certain kinds of particles in the air can be dangerous, and mold is at the top of the list. Mold can grow in damp, cool places and is easy to miss if you don’t know to look for it. Mold can cause health problems and should be removed as soon as you notice it. You may want to have professional cleaners look for and remove mold to ensure it is properly remediated.
Open Doors and Windows
Fresh air is good for you, and if you keep your house closed up all the time, the air there can be kind of stale. Opening doors and windows periodically to allow in fresh air and to promote good airflow will help to clean up the air in your home. Choose the right time to open up your home and let in proper ventilation, like when the weather is nice and the sun is out. Letting sunlight into your home is good for your air quality too, so just opening curtains will help. Ultraviolet rays kill plenty of germs and provide other health benefits you might not be aware of.
Keeping a clean home means that your home will be healthier and the air quality will be better. By cleaning, you are getting rid of dust, dirt, pollen, pests, and mold, if you clean well. Just cutting down on all of these irritants in your home can make a big difference, and regular house cleaning will boost air quality and improve your overall health. When you don’t have time to clean for yourself, consider calling in cleaning professionals to handle it for you. It may be a good idea to have a cleaning company clean periodically, especially if they do a deep clean. What this does is help get rid of dust and other particles that might be hiding in out-of-the-way places and affecting your air quality.
If you follow these bits of advice, your home should be a more pleasant place to live and should have better air quality.