7 Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air
These are just a few possible signs that your home suffers from poor indoor air quality which can negatively impact family’s health, comfort, and even cause damage to your home.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality. What exactly causes a deterioration in indoor air quality? Here are just a few contributing factors:
Tiny particles and biological contaminants like pollen, dirt, mold, bacteria, pet dander, dust mites and viruses can trigger allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems.
Odors and chemical vapors from sources like perfumes, cleaning supplies, paints, pets and cooking fumes can cause headaches, fatigue and allergic reactions.
Too little humidity can cause dry skin, sore throats and increase the risk of infections and respiratory ailments
Even with all that working against you, there are still several things you can do to minimize your indoor air pollutants and all the problems they can cause, including:
Clean and vacuum regularly to remove dust, dirt, and particulates that build up indoors; be sure to change vacuum filter bags or clean dirt cups often, to ensure that the dust and dirt doesn’t end up back in your home.
Use the power of nature to help clean the air indoors – buy some plants! Plants remove chemical quickly from the air, and can actually thrive on substances that can be harmful to people.
Use non-toxic materials non-toxic materials and t and furnishings that are non-toxic – including wall finishes, caulks, adhesives, upholstered furniture, and carpeting.
Use natural cleaning products, which contain no volatile organic compounds or toxic chemicals.
Remove your shoes when you come indoors, and prevent a host of dirt, dust and other particles from spreading throughout.
Check air and furnace filters at least every two months, and replace or clean regularly.
Encase your mattress and pillows to protect against dust mites.
On top of all that, GBT Heating & Cooling can design and install a whole-house air cleaner and dehumidifier for your home – just as two relevant and very popular examples – that can result in cleaner indoor air, greater comfort, and lower energy bills. For more information or a free in-home quote, contact GBT Heating and Cooling today.