The air quality in your home has an impact on your health. If you are suffering from allergies or respiratory problems, it could have to do with the air in your house. Improving indoor air quality could have a significant impact on how you feel.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Here are 3 ways to improve your indoor air quality at home:

Keep It Clean

The first step in improving indoor air quality is to keep your home clean. Dirt and other debris can be tracked in on people’s shoes or on pet’s feet. It can get trapped in carpet fibers or settle on hard floors and surfaces. Activity around the house will kick these particles into the air.

By having a regular cleaning schedule, you can reduce dirt that causes poor indoor air quality. In general, you should be dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping at least once a week. You should also clean the kitchen every day to reduce odors from food and prevent pests from getting into your home.

Launder your bedding at least once a week, and clean drapes and upholstery a few times a year. These are all places where allergens and other debris can get trapped and affect your indoor air quality.

Change Your Filters

Your HVAC system plays a role in your air quality, and its filters trap a lot of debris. If you aren’t changing these frequently, then they aren’t able to do their job effectively. When they get clogged, they no longer have the ability to trap these allergens and may be spreading them around the house. Replace the filters every few months or when the manufacturer recommends.

Improving Indoor Air Quality With an Air Purifier

There are many elements that can have an impact on the quality of your indoor air. Dust and pollen are some allergens that come from outside into your home, but you also have things inside your home that lower air quality. These include pets, chemicals, and tobacco smoke.

In some cases, it can be difficult to get rid of these elements. Chemicals can be found in items such as furniture and cleaning products. No one wants to get rid of their pets. To improve the air quality in your home and remove these harmful substances, get an air purifier. These are equipped with filters that remove pollutants from the air and pump clean air into the room.

The quality of your indoor air has an impact on how you feel. If you find that you are having issues with sneezing, watery eyes, or a cough, it could be because your indoor air is polluted. Improving your indoor air quality may be all you need to feel better.

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