Indoor air quality can be just as bad for your health, if not worse, than outdoor air. According to the EPA, indoor air quality can be as much as 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Most families today are aware of pollutants in our food and environment, but the last place we think about is pollution in our house. Here are a few simple ways you can improve the air quality in your home.
Clean Air Ducts: Much of the debris that’s circulating through the air in your space that is accumulating in the ducts. Air ducts are responsible for distributing hot and cold air throughout your home, providing a comfortable climate in every room. But ducts that are not installed properly or maintained can distribute contaminants from one room to another. Over time, dust, dander and mold can accumulate in your ducts, reducing the overall air quality. The experts at Quality Air can provide a free quote for Air Duct Cleanings, to make sure your ducts are circulating fresh, clean air.
Change Bedding Regularly: Surprisingly, bedding holds on to odor, spores and other items that might impact the quality of the air you breathe at home. Ensure that bedding is regularly washed. By washing on a weekly basis, you can reduce allergens.
Get Plants: Not only are plants beautiful, they are a great way to improve air quality. They work to produce cleaner, fresher air for your home, with minimal upkeep. Get some green plants, especially one or more of the plants on this list from NASA
Increase Ventilation: Even in the winter months, open windows from time to time to allow fresh air to move into the house. You can also move potential air contaminants out by using fans in the kitchen and bathroom to remove fumes. Proper ventilation improves air flow because it helps keep humidity and pollutants circulating outside the home.
What you need to know: Indoor Air Pollution is something you should be aware of to prevent long term health issues and reduce allergies. Getting your Air Ducts cleaned by Quality Air is a great way to start improving the environment inside your house. Check out the photo below to see how big of a difference it can make!