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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

October 21, 2015 | Blog

Air is easy to forget about because we don’t see it, but that air in our home is constantly entering our body and surrounding us. We can feel when the air is hot or cold, but we can’t always tell when it’s dirty.

With all types of pollution being emitted into the air, we want to salvage our health as much as we can. We can do this by controlling indoor air quality in our homes. Whether the quality of your air is affected by car emissions, allergens or just bad smells, we have several ideas on how to improve indoor air quality.

Clean Everything
Cleaning house is one of the most undesired chores. Even easy tasks like dusting can be overlooked and forgotten for months. Using a wet cloth can help pick up the dust rather than spread it around. Don’t forget to dust the top of your ceiling fans, and appliances like refrigerator, where allergens can hide. This is especially important to those with sensitive noses.

Pet-Specific Cleaning
Dogs and cats can shed a lot of fur and dander in your home, so it’s good to remember to bathe and groom them accordingly. This can help control shedding. Also, remember that vacuum can be your best friend.

Filters and Dehumidifiers
We all know that air filters are important to change out regularly, but air ducts may also need to be cleaned. Dehumidifiers can significantly reduce the mold and pollen in your home – so if you suffer from allergies, definitely try this method.

Shoes Off
Encourage your roommates, family and friends to lose the shoes at the door or, even better, outside. Shoes bring in dirt and other allergens that you don’t want in your home at all. This can improve air quality significantly.

Hot Water Laundry
It’s very common to forget to wash curtains and bedding, but these large, fabric items can be home to many allergens. Washing them in hot water frequently can help improve the air quality in your home.

Scented Solutions
With a number of harmful air fresheners being sold, it’s easy to forget the simple ways to do things. Using a diffuser or a vaporizer with essential oils is an organic way to clean the air in your home.

There are more than just a few ways to improve air quality in your indoor space. If you are looking for more ways to improve your air quality, like a home air filtration system, call Lee’s Air today to learn more or get started.

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