5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality & Reduce Allergens
There are many pollutants and allergens in your home’s air. An easy way to see this is to go into a dark room and shine a flashlight. Indoor air quality is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Here are five things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
1. Keep Floors Clean
Carpets and other floorings need to be cleaned at least twice a week. You should use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter for the best results. This will get rid of pet dander, pollen, fire-retardant chemicals and dust mites.
You should just use plain water to mop your floors. This will capture the dust and allergens that have fallen on flooring. There are microfiber mops that capture more dust than traditional mops and don’t need to be used with cleaning solutions.
2. Replace the Air Filter
The air filter in your HVAC system captures all the dust, dirt and allergens that hit it. It should be changed every month or two for optimal air quality.
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3. Ventilate Your Home
You should air out your home when the weather cooperates with you. This will remove high levels of allergens and pollutants. You may also consider buying a ventilation device, such as a whole-home ventilation system.
4. Keep Humidity Levels Stable
Dust mites and mold love high-humidity levels. If you have a dehumidifier, you can keep your home’s humidity below 50%.
5. Check Gas Sources
Gas furnaces, stoves and fireplaces can release carbon monoxide into the air. You should make sure these are always in proper working order.
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