The air quality inside your home can have a great impact on your health and overall well being. If the air is not clean, it can wreak havoc on those who have allergies, asthma, sinus problems, skin irritation or other respiratory conditions. At any given time dust mites, pet dander, mold and other allergens may be floating throughout the air in your home. However, there are steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home. This can help relieve many of the symptoms of the health conditions that are caused by being exposed to unclean air.
Keep Your Floors Clean
Many of the contaminants that get into the air inside your home may be carried in on your shoes. Even those who do not have pets can have pet dander in their homes if they have frequent visits by others who are pet owners.
Vacuum carpets frequently, sweep and mop floors that are not carpeted and keep a floor mat in front of your entry way. This helps reduce the amount of air pollution that comes into your home from the outside.
Dehumidify Your Home
Both mold and dust mites multiply and grow in a moist environment. It is best to keep the humidity inside your home at a lower level to prevent mold growth and reduce the amount of dust mites that are floating through out your home.
During the summer months, running your air conditioning unit will reduce the humidity in the air. When the weather is too cold to run the air conditioning, it is a good idea to run a dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels at a minimum. This also helps reduce stuffiness suffered by those who have sinus problems and makes breathing eaiser.
Stop All Indoor Smoking
Being exposed to cigarette smoke is one of the leading causes of sinus infections, upper respiratory infections and ear infections. If you or others in your household smoke, go outside your home to do so. Ask visitors who stop in to also smoke outdoors as well.
Putting an end to smoking inside your home makes the air cleaner, improves the smell inside your home and also helps put an end to smoke stains on your walls and ceilings. Once the indoor smoking has stopped, you will begin to notice how much fresher the air inside your home really is.
Have HEPA Filters Installed
HEPA filters should be installed in your heating and cooling units. These filters catch much of the dust mites and other contaminants that would otherwise be floating through the air in your home.
If you have window air conditioning units, HEPA filters can also be installed to keep the air inside your home fresher and cleaner.
Once these changes have been made, you can have the air inside your home tested for anyallergens. These tests can be performed by professional HVAC inspectors (like those at Tailor Made Maintenance Inc) to ensure the air is as safe and clean as possible.Share
20 July 2015
Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!