Maintaining the air quality in your home is important. Your home is where you eat, bathe, dress, and sleep. Because you probably spend the majority of your time at home, the quality of its air can affect your health. If you are a parent, air quality can affect your child’s lungs and ability to breathe. Here are six things you can do to help improve the quality of air in your home:
Door Mats – It may sound simple, but having a solid door mat with bristles can prevent tracking dirt when entering your home. Have one at each entrance to your house and shake out mats regularly.
Vacuum With A HEPA Filter – Vacuuming can rid your home of many indoor air pollutants like dust, dirt, and lint. Having a vacuum with a HEPA filter helps to prevent pollutants from re-entering the air through the vacuum’s exhaust. Vacuum the walls, drapes, and furnishings, in addition to the floors.
Plants – Plants can help filter air and absorb airborne toxins. Having them around the house is not only aesthetically pleasing, but improves the quality of the air.
Open Windows – Allowing in outdoor air helps circulate out old, stale air. By opening windows you can help remove built up toxins inside your home.
Clean Your Vents – Ever notice all the dust and lint that collects on air vents? Remove those vents and give them a thorough cleaning to prevent unwelcome particles from blowing back into your home environment.
Proper Filter in Your HVAC – The best filter for your HVAC system will remove as many dust particles as possible from your air without affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system. A little research can help you find the right filter for your system.
Improving indoor air quality does not have to be difficult. Using these simple suggestions, you can improve your home’s air quality and your family’s health. When looking for someone to keep your vent work clean and help maintain optimal air quality, call Dr. Duct at (613) 845-0707.