Home Indoor Air Quality
Home Indoor Air Quality

Consider The Purity Of Your Home Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that the air quality in your home is actually more polluted than the outdoor air? Dust, volatile chemical from air fresheners, allergens, organic growth, and dander can be making your home’s air quality poor. Even worse is the potentially bad ventilation inside your home that doesn’t allow it to breathe. Combine this with high humidity levels and high temperature, and you have a recipe for affected indoor air quality in your home.

Importance of indoor air quality at home.

Indoor air quality can affect a person’s ability to breathe. Poor air quality can make it difficult for children as well as those with asthma to breathe without obstruction. The elderly are also particularly sensitive to dust and other indoor pollutants and can suffer as a result.

While you may not notice diminished air quality in a polluted room for a period of a day or two, if you extend this to a lifetime of living in these conditions it can cause serious health issues to you and your family. In addition, any chemicals emitted from the regular use of products can exacerbate the situation, causing severe breathing problems and even sickness.

How to test indoor air quality in home?

You can test indoor air quality in your home yourself. It is less expensive, but it is also a less reliable way. The first sign is a bad smell. Be sure to have CO alarms and fuel-burning appliances installed in your home to detect the carbon monoxide level.

You will also want to test for radon as this is another dangerous substance that can be found in the home. The acceptable amount is 1.3 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). If you have a level that is equal to 4 pCi/L or higher you need to take immediate action.

How to improve indoor air quality in your home?

Improving the indoor air quality in your home can be done in a few simple steps. First, be sure to mop regularly. This has been scientifically proven that microfiber rags and dust rags can absorb more dust and dirt than any type of cleaning solution you would try to use. Also, be sure to add a doormat in front of your door. This will prevent everyone that enters you home from tracking dirt in with them from the outdoors.

Keep your humidity levels down by using a dehumidifier and air conditioner. They can help manage the level of allergens in the air and help prevent organic growth from taking over on your walls. Your air conditioner also works to reduce the presence of pollen in the air and can help those with pollen allergies to breathe easier.It also will help to refrain from smoking inside your home and minimize the use of scented cosmetics, perfumes, and air fresheners indoors.

Here are several additional ways you can help improve your home’s indoor air quality.

  • Keep your home clean to reduce buildup of pollutants
  • Keep your dog groomed to lessen the spread of hair and dander
  • Open the windows and let fresh air in to circulate the room
  • Invest in an air purifier
  • Regularly change filters in appliances and HVAC systems
  • Launder your fabrics frequently
  • Reduce humidity levels in home to reduce organic growth and mildew growth
  • Decrease toxin use such as candle burning, smoking and fireplace burning
  • Use natural alternatives to fragrance your home
  • Take shoes off before entering the home to prevent dirt from being tracked in

These simple tips can help ensure your home has improved air quality, allowing you and your family to breathe easy day in and day out.  

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