The air quality inside your home is very important for your health.
The problem is that you may not know what you can do to improve that indoor air quality to help you breathe easier. Many people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, so improving that air quality is critically important. Check out these tips to improve the quality of the air inside your home.
- Bringing Nature Indoors
Houseplants are not only decorative, they also clean the air inside your home. They breathe in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Humans and animals do the opposite, so plants can create a symbiotic relationship. Consider an aloe plant, English ivy, rubber tree, snake plant, bamboo palm, or red-edged dracaena.
- Open Windows
While this may be difficult during the summer or winter, cracking your windows helps to bring fresh air into your home. With everything closed, the same air is re-circulated over and over again.
- Furnace Blower
Turning your furnace blower on is a simple yet effective solution to improve the quality of the air in your home. It recirculates the air and kills mold spores and microbial bacteria if you have a filter system with UV lights.
- Keep It Clean
You’ll want to have your home’s ventilation system cleaned out to get rid of contaminants. You’ll want a professional cleaning, but there are some things you can do including replacing your HVAC system’s filters regularly and dusting ceiling fans. Vacuuming regularly also gets rid of dust mites and other allergens.
- Don’t Smoke
The pollutants produced by smoking are harmful to your health. Exhaled smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals and plays a big factor in reducing the quality of your indoor air. If you or someone in your home smokes, make sure they do so outdoors.
Contact Wolfers Heating for all your HVAC needs at 503-220-1901.