How to Improve Air Quality In Your Home

 

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a few things you can do to improve the overall air quality in your home.

 

Step 1: Get Rid of the Tracking Dirt

First of all, get some large foot mats right inside of any doors leading outside. Dirt that gets tracked inside from shoes tends to work its way into the air, as do a large number of other contaminants, and, if you get a large enough mat, even people who don’t wipe their feet will have enough time on the mat to remove most of what they track in. On a similar note, once a week vacuum your floor and then clean it with a wet mop. Vacuuming removes dust and the like without tossing it into the air and mopping will remove whatever the vacuum missed.

 

Step 2: Have Your Appliances Checked

If you live in a house with older appliances, chances are they may emit higher amounts of pollutants such as asbestos into the air. You’ll want to have your appliances tested for high amounts of pollution emissions and discuss with an expert about what adjustments or repairs could be made.

 

Step 3: Consider Fragrance-Free

If you love to have air fresheners in your home, you may wish to do some research on your perfume-y products. Many air fresheners contain small amounts of pollutants, so while they’re making your home smell of fresh flowers or rich vanilla scents, you’ll actually be filling the air with contaminants. Next time you shop for your favorite fragrance, consider an all-natural or fragrance free freshener that will keep your house smelling fresh while keeping pollutants to a minimum.

 

Step 4: Dehumidify!

Lastly, you’ll want to invest in a dehumidifier. If you live in a humid area, you might end up having a problem with mold forming inside your home. This can lead to spores in the air and major health problems down the road. By keeping the humidity between 30 and 50 percent, you’ll be able to keep the risk of mold to an absolute minimum. You don’t want the humidity lower than 30 percent, though, as this can cause nosebleeds and other small issues for some people.

 

Step 5: Take a Look at Ventilation Problems

Just opening windows is not an effective solution for a home with poor ventilation. If you suspect that your home’s ventilation could use some improvement, consider calling My PhD Services to have your home performance and ventilation system assessed. We can help you in understanding what improvements could be made to ensure that your house has optimal air quality for all members of your home and all guests.

 

Remember, these tips are not a replacement for replacing your air conditioner’s air filters on a regular basis. They are simply intended to make sure that you get the cleanest air you possibly can and good air filters are definitely a part of that. If you’re noticing any issues with your air conditioner, however, this can seriously affect the quality of the air in your home. In this situation, it’s important that you call the experts at MyPhD Services to see if your system can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. You’ll want to do this as soon as possible since, after all, there’s not much more important than making sure the air you breathe is as clean as possible.