5 Ways Improve Indoor Air Quality
Pollution is a term that usually conjures up images of car exhaust and smog, but people rarely think about their own living room as being polluted. Whether it’s guests dragging in pollen or gaseous chemicals — here are 5 ways to easily reduce the amount of air pollution in your home.
1. Keep your floors clean
Vacuum regularly: Vacuuming twice a week can keep your house free of any pollen or pet dander visitors bring into your home, as well as toxins found in household cleaners. For the best results, use a high powered, HEPA filter vacuum to prevent blowing debris back into the air.
2. No smoking (even when no one’s around)
With over 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes, second hand smoke is one of the largest contributors to asthma related symptom in children. Even if you don’t smoke around others, smoke, ash and other chemicals can linger deep in carpets, the walls and air.
3. Protect against Radon
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but many people may not even know if it’s in their home. This colorless, odorless gas is a natural product of decaying soil and can travel through cracks and vents into your home. Testing is quick and inexpensive, as are the treatments so there’s no excuse not to test.
4. Fill your home with natural scents
You may think lavender scented air fresheners make your house smell good, but these synthetic fragrances emit dozens of different chemicals into the air. Instead of choosing a manufactured scent, opt for its natural equivalence — decorate your home with good smelling plants, lay out baking soda and lemon slices and leave your windows open.
5. Control humidity
Mold and dust mites love moisture, so be sure to keep the humidity in your home low, between 30 – 50%. Easily solve humidity problems by running a dehumidifier during hot summer months.
At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. That is why we offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at (630) 576-9235 or visit our website.