You eat well, exercise, and do all you can to stay healthy, but do you think about your air quality? Most of us don’t think about it. We can’t see the air, so it only makes sense that it isn’t on our minds. The thing is, you wouldn’t walk outside in an area you knew didn’t have clean air, so why risk that same feeling inside your home? Thankfully, you can take matters into your own hands for excellent air quality in your home. Let’s look at five ways to improve your indoor air quality.
Air filters are made to pull the nasty stuff out of the air for us. They do a great job, which is why they get dirty quickly. Change your home’s air filters every few months or sooner if needed. Here are some specific filter to pay attention to:
- Air conditioning
- Vacuum cleaner
- Kitchen stove
- Clothes dryer
Without our air ducts, cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter wouldn’t make it from room to room in our homes. As you can imagine, that constant airflow creates plenty of dust and dander accumulation in the air ducts. Even mold may begin to grow. Hire a professional to clean out those air ducts to ensure dirty air isn’t blowing into every room of your house.
Humidity leads to the growth of mold and aggravates allergies. If your home feels sticky due to high humidity levels, plug in a dehumidifier to trap that moisture and dry out the air. Sometimes it may just be a certain room that needs the dehumidifier. You’ll be amazed at how much water they pull from the air.
Plants are the perfect way to bring life into a room while also utilizing their natural ability to pull pollutants from the air. Hang them or set them on tables and allow your plants to help purify your air.
Rugs and Carpets
Rugs and carpets have a knack for holding dust, dirt, and pet dander, and with all the movement in a house, those things go flying into the air you’re breathing. Vacuum regularly and clean the carpets and rugs a few times a year to keep them free of dirt and dander.
Now that we’ve covered five ways to improve your indoor air quality, we hope you’ll get started making any changes necessary for excellent air in your home. At the Pioneer Mini Split store, we are proud to offer options such as the ductless mini split inverter systems, which are easy to maintain, making it easier to improve the air quality in your home. Contact us today or check out our online store for more information about better air quality and efficient heating and cooling systems.