6 Ways To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that your home’s indoor air quality might be worse than the air quality outdoors? Even if you live in the city! That’s because many homes lack proper ventilation and air quality improvement techniques that get rid of the airborne dust, dirt, dander, and other toxins that impact human and pet health. To ensure your home has the best indoor air quality possible, be sure to check out the following improvement techniques with our 6 ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality:
Keep relative humidity between 40 and 60%
High humidity levels inside your home should be avoided as it promotes mold growth, mold that commonly releases spores that are ill to human health. On the other hand, excessively dry conditions are likewise not recommended so instead keep humidity levels between 40 and 60% with a home humidifier or dehumidifier.
Be smart with flooring & avoid manmade fibers and engineered woods
Manmade carpet fibers and engineered woods commonly off-gas harmful airborne volatile organic compounds and so, where possible, they should be avoided. Instead, choose rugs and carpets comprised of natural fibers when outfitting rooms.
Have air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years
Air ducts should be routinely cleaned to ensure there’s no build up of excessive dirt, dust, mold, and other contaminants.
Mitigate the pet dander
Pets make for amazing companions but furry ones also can also cause a lot of frustration for allergy and asthma sufferers. Help reduce symptoms and improve indoor air quality by regularly brushing your pets outside, airing out your home, and using a HEPA filter with your vacuum cleaner.
Houseplants like lavender and aloe vera are great at filtering out airborne toxins and leaving you with better indoor air quality.
Regularly clean or change HVAC filters
HVAC filters should be changed once every month during heavy use month (such as at the height of summer and winter) and once every three months during lower use months (such as during spring and fall).
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Hoff Heating & AC has experts standing by to help you with your home’s comfort. For more information about air improvement tips or to schedule your next HVAC maintenance visit, contact us now!