Nutrition, that is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about health, right? But did you know that there is more to keeping your family safe than merely providing them with the healthiest foods on the table? You’re right! We are talking about your indoor air.
When was the last time you checked if your home is a safe place to stay? Is it enough that you have cold air inside? The fact that you stay in your home most of the day simply implies that you need to give extra attention to your indoor air quality. Do not worry; we have your back!
What Can I Do To Improve Indoor Air Quality?
These big and small changes will help you get rid of the contaminants and pollutions in the air. Be ready to have the indoor air quality you and your family deserve!
- Schedule a Regular Cleaning
With as simple as dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping, you can get rid of dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other particles in the air. These are the most common causes of allergy symptoms. Cleaning your home will reduce the risk of allergies, asthma and breathing difficulties to the members of the family who are sensitive to these particles.
- Choose Air-Friendly Cleaning Products
Be extra careful of the cleaning products you buy in the market. Most of them emit VOCs which are highly dangerous to your health. In large concentration, VOCs can cause nausea, headache, itch, and irritations. To prevent too much exposure to these compounds, we recommend you choose natural cleaners such as baking soda, vinegar, or borax.
- Clean or Change Air Filters
Air filters defend your lungs from the dangers of air contaminants. But this friendly component becomes a foe when filled with dust and dirt. Be sure to replace or make it a habit to clean your air filters for better performance and safety.
- Invest in Humidifiers
The air can become too dry especially in summer thus lowering your IAQ. This kind of indoor air increases the chance of breathing in bacteria and viruses, making you more prone to sickness. Although your air conditioning unit has a built-in feature of controlling humidity inside, it still pays off to invest in a whole-house humidifier to keep humidity at the right level.
- Install an Air Cleaner
Your asthmatic family member will surely thank you for installing one in your home. A whole-house air cleaner works hand in hand with your HVAC system in removing bacteria, viruses, and allergens in the air. Thus helping sensitive family members breathe easy inside the house.
Do not let your indoor air quality put your health in jeopardy. Take this expert advice from our professionals at Prudhom Heating and Air Conditioning. If you need help in finding the best product for your unique IAQ condition, feel free to call us!