Day-to-day pollutants and pathogens can be introduced into the air of your living space through a number of methods. Some are transported in on the breeze, while others are carried in unintentionally by your home’s residents. In this article, an indoor air quality and water heater repair expert shares a few tips for minimizing indoor air pollution to create a safe, healthy home.
Open your windows. Good ventilation is essential when it comes to improving the air quality inside your home. If it’s not too cold outside and the pollen count isn’t staggeringly high, opening windows around your house helps encourage the healthy exchange of indoor and outdoor air.
Don’t smoke inside. If you want to reduce indoor air pollution, banning smoking inside your home is pretty much mandatory. Not only does smoke leave a pungent odor behind, but secondhand smoke also impairs respiratory health and can be responsible for premature death and disease.
Change the filter. Any AC repair company will attest to the importance of regularly changing the air filter. As a general rule, replace pleated air filters and furnace filters every three months. Do it more often when there’s smoke or pollen in the air. The longer the filter is in place, the more dust, dirt and debris will be trapped in the unit, decreasing its effectiveness.
Use exhaust fans. Don’t forget to run fans in the kitchen when cooking to remove cooking smells and moisture and in bathrooms when showering to draw out steam. Run your air conditioner on the fan setting if it’s not possible to open the windows for better ventilation.
Vacuum often. Brooms can stir up dust. Vacuuming carpets and rugs at least twice a week is recommended by experts, but if you have pets in the home, vacuuming on a daily basis is the best option.
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