How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
No matter if you love spending time in Alaska’s great outdoors or not, you likely spend more time in your home than anywhere else. That’s why having good indoor air quality is so important. If your air is clean, you’ll be healthier and more relaxed. Consider these simple ways you can improve the quality of this air you and your family breathe.
- Get Rid of Pollutants – Look at what’s causing problems for air quality and deal with them head-on. One simple way to improve air quality is to not allow smoking in your home. Other pollutants may be more difficult to deal with, such as pets. However, you can reduce the impact they have by regularly grooming your furry friends.
- Maintain Your HVAC System – Your HVAC handles the vast majority of the air that passes through your home. Keep the system well-maintained and change your filter regularly to help it do its job well. Newer systems may be better equipped to improve the quality of air in your home, so consider updating if you have an older unit.
- A Clean Home is a Healthy Air Home – Believe it or not, your housekeeping can have a big impact on air quality. Vacuum regularly, change your sheets and dust to keep dust at bay. When you do this, your air will naturally be cleaner, fresher and easier to breathe. Think about using natural-based cleaners, if possible, to avoid introducing new pollutants to the home.
- Add Plants – Houseplants can be a simple way to improve indoor air quality. They produce oxygen and keep your air fresh–plus the beauty they add is refreshing in its own way. Choose plants that are adaptable to keeping indoors and make sure they are not dangerous to have around children or pets if you have either of these in your home.
- Don’t Forget About the Humidity – Indoor air quality is more than just clean air, it is air that is comfortable to breathe – at the right humidity. Look at adding humidity during the coldest months when the heater runs almost non-stop. On the other hand, if you have a problem with too much humidity in a basement or other area of the home, a dehumidifier may be useful too.
If you have any further questions about how you can improve your home’s air quality, reach out to us at KLEBS today! We will work with you to keep your HVAC system working smoothly and in turn keep your home comfortable too.