When people think of air pollution, they usually think of exhaust spewing from vehicles and factories. They typically don’t think about what’s happening inside their own homes. Since indoor air is usually more polluted than outdoor air, naturally improving your home’s indoor air quality is a must.
When you increase ventilation, you replace stagnant, polluted indoor air with fresh air from outside. Open windows from time to time, even in the winter, to get fresh air circulating through your residence. Turn on fans when you’re cooking so that cooking fumes are ventilated outdoors.
Keep Plants Outdoors
Contrary to popular belief, indoor plants don’t improve air quality. An old, limited study showed they did, but that study has since been disproven. Plants can in fact foster the growth of mold, which reduces indoor air quality.
Keep Your Home Clean
A clean house improves indoor air quality. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and clean your carpets and rugs twice a week. Mop hard-surface floors once a week. Keep bedding clean, including that in pet beds. You should regularly dust your home, too, and keep clutter to a minimum.
Use Natural Cleaners
Since conventional cleaners are a major source of indoor air pollution, opt for natural cleaners. While you can buy these, they’re also easy to make yourself. Vinegar, baking soda, and lemons can clean many items and don’t contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Use Beeswax Candles
Regular candles reduce indoor air quality, such as by emitting soot. Beeswax candles are natural and can eliminate odors when burned. They don’t emit smoke and are great for homes with people who have allergies or asthma.
Mighty Ducts Heating & Cooling LLC has products and services that can improve your Lebanon, NJ, house’s indoor air quality. We also install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems. Our products include heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, packaged systems, and thermostats. We also do duct cleaning and new construction. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.