Cleanliness is important now more than ever, especially in the safety of your own home. Many people don’t realize that the inside of the house can harbor pollution, just like the outdoor environment. Fortunately, there are steps to take to help make sure that the air quality in your home is healthy. Here are some ways to improve the indoor air quality in your house.
Start at the Source
The first thing you should do is identify the source of potentially harmful substances in your home. For example, older houses should always be tested for asbestos because if the asbestos isn’t removed, then it could release into the air and potentially cause cancer. But it’s not likely that your home will contain asbestos. Rather, there are areas of your home with more immediate concerns, like the gas stoves and gas heating if you have it. Make sure that you have them tested for emissions and install a carbon monoxide detector to protect your household from dangerous fumes.
It’s usually only in extreme cases that a house could have life-threatening air quality problems, like a gas leak. In more typical circumstances you should check the ventilation of your house. Proper ventilation will aid in controlling the temperature in your home and circulating fresh air. If you are in rooms, like the attic fans that seem stuffy, then you can add fans to improve ventilation. Better ventilation also helps prevent humidity and water accumulation, which can breed mildew and other spores that are harmful in the air.
The most direct way to improve air quality is by purchasing an air purification unit. You can get simple at home air purifiers that you can plug in and place in different parts of your house, or there are even some HVAC upgrades that improve air quality through ventilation. Either way, it helps to change out your air filters regularly to keep the dust accumulated from releasing back into the air.
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