You may believe that the air inside your home is safe. This is not always the case. There are many things that can increase poor air quality in your home, but there are things you can do to make your home a safe and healthy place to breathe.
Get an Air Filter
Filtering the air and your home can greatly improve the quality. Air filters are installed in the HVAC system and trap pollutants. They are made of fiberglass, mesh, or active carbon. The holes in the filters don’t allow big particles to pass through which makes the air inside your home clean. Air filters work for pet dander, tobacco smoke, pollen, dust, mold, among other particles. You can go further to clean your air by purchasing a separate air purifier. These also filter out particles in the air, but some kinds also use ions or ultraviolet radiation to further clean the air.
Clean the Dirtiest Spots Often
Many places in your home can be a breeding ground for harmful pollutants. Floors collect dust and allergens, which can make the people in your house sick. Your bathroom can build up moisture which, in combination with the warmth, can cause mold and mildew to grow. Carpets can also collect many pollutants like chemicals, dust mites, fungi, and dander from pets. Dirty spots in your home should be regularly cleaned to prevent buildup of harmful pollutants.
Reduce Air Pollutants
To help make your home a safe and healthy place to breathe, you can reduce artificial air pollutants. We often don’t realize how many substances we add to the air every day, even from the cleaners we use to keep things nice. Many everyday cleaners have harsh chemicals in them such as carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, or neurotoxins. Air fresheners, cleaning products, and other products with fragrance can have ingredients harmful for the lungs. Be sure to do your research and remove these products for the best possible air quality.
Your home can either have safe and healthy air to breathe or be a place where poor air quality can cause you and your family to be sick. There are many things you can do to ensure healthy air in your home, and it is important to just get started, even if you must take small steps to improve. Getting an air filter, cleaning dirty spots, and reducing air pollutants will ensure your home is a safer and healthier place to breathe.
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