Indoor Air Quality: How to Test and Improve

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Air quality can have much more of an impact on your health than you think.

Properly monitoring indoor air quality has always been an important part of keeping a healthy home. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent quarantine, people are staying in their homes more than usual. The pandemic has made us realize the importance of keeping all areas of your home, including the air, as clean and safe as possible. Air quality can have much more of an impact on your health than you think. Poor air quality can lead to short and long-term health issues. Here are some important tips for monitoring and improving the air quality of your home.

Testing Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

There are many ways to test the air quality in your home. You can purchase air quality sensors to put in your home that will detect unsafe levels of air pollutants. At a minimum, you should look for a monitor that includes sensors for humidity, temperature, and particulate matter. Having the proper monitor for your home will allow you to keep track of the health of your home and prompt you to take action when an issue arises.

Improving Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor air can have allergens like dust, pet dander, and mold. Humidity can lead to higher dust mite levels. Clean outdoor air needs to replace indoor air often, or else the indoor air becomes more polluted. Otherwise, allergens, smells, and pollutants stay in your home and recirculate. Here are a few ways to improve indoor air quality:

Proper Ventilation 

Keep windows open when possible to promote the circulation of fresh air into your home. Proper ventilation ensures that any pollutants that make their way inside your airflow find their way out as quickly as possible.

Get Rid of Any Pollutants

Old cleaning supplies, paint, or other chemicals can release air pollutants into your home. It is important to move any toxic materials out of the common areas in your home. Consider moving them to the garage or outside. It is best to use non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies whenever possible.

Regulate Temperature/Humidity Levels

High temperatures or humidity levels can lead to increased air pollutants and mold growth in your home. Temperatures should range between 68.5 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 75 to 80.5 degrees in the summer. At the same time, humidity levels should be between 30% and 60% to reduce mold growth.

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