5 Easy Tips to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Poor air quality in your home can have a negative impact on your mood and overall health. Low air quality is often caused by pollution from outside, building materials, and emissions from home appliances. As leading local HVAC contractors serving Avalon and the neighboring areas, we help homeowners improve the air quality in their homes by providing essential AC repairs, installations, and maintenance.

Below, we’ve listed some tips that you can follow to help improve your indoor air quality at home.

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuum your home at least twice a week and try to use a vacuum that has rotating brushes, strong suction, and a HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) filter. HEPA filters help to reduce lead concentrations and rid the air of pollen, toxins, pet dander, and dust mites. In high-traffic areas, we recommend that you vacuum the same spot several times. It’s also beneficial if you vacuum walls, upholstered furniture, and carpet edges, as these are all places that dust can accumulate.

Mop Regularly

Wet mopping helps to pick up the dust particles that vacuum cleaners leave behind. To pick up dust, mopping using just plain water is efficient. Microfiber mops can help to capture more dust and dirt than traditional mops, and they require no cleaning solutions whatsoever.

Regulate the Humidity

Mold and dust mites thrive on moisture. For this reason, we recommend keeping humidity levels around 30%-50% to keep allergens under control. Dehumidifiers help to reduce the amount of moisture in the indoor air, reduces indoor pollen count, and helps allergen sufferers breathe a sigh of relief.

Keep Your Home Smoke-Free

One of the most important aspects of indoor air pollution is passive cigarette smoke. This smoke contains thousands of different chemicals and increases the risk of developing cancer, asthma, breathing problems, heart attacks, and strokes.

Test Your Homes Radon Levels

Both new and old homes can have problems with radon levels. This odorless, colorless gas can significantly increase your chances of developing lung cancer. Radon is radioactive and is released by decaying natural uranium found in most soil types. The gas can enter homes through cracks and holes in the foundation.

For more information, radon testing, and/or local HVAC services in Dennisville and the surrounding areas, contact us today!