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3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

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Improving your home’s air quality is essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment. Many factors can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, and even harmful gases like radon. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to enhance the air quality in your home. Let’s explore five strategies you can implement to breathe easier and enjoy cleaner air indoors.

1. Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is one of the most straightforward yet impactful ways to improve your home’s air quality. Dust and allergens can accumulate on surfaces, carpets, and upholstery, leading to poor indoor air quality and potential health issues. 

  • Use a damp or microfiber cloth to trap dust particles and prevent them from becoming airborne.
  • Invest in a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum cleaner to remove dust, pet hair, and other debris from carpets and rugs.
  • Wash bedding, pillowcases, and curtains regularly in hot water to eliminate dust mites and allergens.
  • Remove dust and debris from air vents and registers to ensure proper airflow and reduce the circulation of airborne particles.

2. Control Humidity

Humidity levels can impact indoor air quality and comfort. High humidity can promote mold growth and allergen proliferation, while low humidity can lead to dryness and irritation. Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels in your home and aim for a relative humidity between 30% and 50%. 

  • A dehumidifier can help reduce excess humidity and prevent mold growth in humid climates or areas prone to moisture buildup.
  • Use exhaust fans or open windows when cooking or showering to reduce humidity levels.
  • Address any leaks or water damage in your home to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth.
  • Air conditioning systems can help regulate humidity levels by removing excess moisture from the air.

3. Minimize Indoor Pollutants

Indoor pollutants can come from various sources, including household products, smoking, cooking, and building materials. Minimizing exposure to indoor pollutants can significantly improve air quality. 

  • Opt for eco-friendly cleaning products free of harsh chemicals and fragrances to reduce indoor air pollution.
  • Smoking indoors can introduce harmful chemicals and toxins into the air. Establish a smoke-free environment inside your home.
  • When cooking, use exhaust fans or open windows to remove cooking fumes and prevent indoor air pollution.
  • When renovating or redecorating, choose low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, sealants, and furnishings to reduce chemical emissions.
  • Certain indoor plants, such as spider plants and peace lilies, can help purify indoor air by absorbing pollutants.

Improving your home’s air quality is achievable through proactive measures but can be difficult to maintain. Installing an air purifier in your Colorado Springs home is an amazing way to consistently ensure your home has the highest indoor air quality possible all year. By implementing these strategies, you can create a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable living space for you and your family.

Don’t let the weather get you down, call Brown’s! Brown’s Heating & Cooling is your trusted resource for air conditioning maintenance in Colorado Springs, CO. Contact us today!

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