Simple Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

October 15, 2017

Simple Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Have you ever thought about your Indoor Air Quality? What is the most effective way to reduce Indoor Air pollutants? The most effective strategy for overcoming indoor air pollution is to eliminate the sources that cause the contamination.  It is important to take necessary steps to allow the ventilation of clean outdoor air, remove pollutants through filtration and reduce excessive moisture in indoor air. Here are some general tips for maintaining good indoor air quality:

Reduce Chemical Pollutants

It is better you avoid smoking – both indoor and outdoor. When the concern is about indoor air quality, it is a must to avoid indoor smoking. There are many air contaminants in the smoke of Tobacco. Minimize the use of harsh cleaners, solvent-based cleaners or cleaners with strong fragrances. Activities such as paint stripping, gluing, painting, and sanding may create high levels of pollution and should be performed outside your house. Control Vehicle exhaust from entering your house. If you have a garage attached to your house, it is better you take necessary actions to not allow the polluted air from entering your residential place.

Keep your Home clean

Wash your pillows, bed sheets and comforters every week to reduce exposure to allergens, including dust mites. Place walk-off mats at all entrances to your home. Keep your footwear outside your house to avoid the entry of dust. Use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum cleaners to remove dust from your house.

Maintain the Humidity of your Home

Moisture can trap a lot of pollutants indoor. Keep your humidity levels to less than 60 percent. If there is any leak or damage in the pipelines of your home, consider to repair the damage immediately. Unwanted sources of water can increase the humidity and cause trapping of air pollutants, thus, causing harm to your health.

Maintain your Garden

House plants can improve Indoor Air Quality by filtering carbon dioxide. However, plants need proper care. If they are over-watered, they can encourage mold growth. Molds can pollute the Indoor Air Quality.

Ensure Proper Ventilation

Ventilation plays a major role in balancing the Indoor Air Quality. Whenever, required keep your windows open to allow the inlet of clean outdoor air. Air needs to be in circulation. However, ensure that you have efficient ventilators to enhance your Indoor Air Quality.

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