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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Jan 18, 2018
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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Air the ultimate source of survival for all living things. Its need and importance cannot be stressed upon enough. Agreeing to its importance, let’s move to another dire subject that is air quality.

Over the past decade, the ratio of pollutant in the air content has increased considerably. This has raised concern regarding its impact on living things. Breathing air is an unavoidable process, therefore precautions need to be taken while indoors or outdoors.  

The general requirement of a house is that it needs to have a safe and healthy environment for its occupants. Keeping this in mind, here are certain steps that you can take to improve your indoor air quality.  

Open the Windows

After dragging in new polished furniture or coating their wall with fresh paint, people usually overlook the presence of a toxic chemical in the air. You do not exactly know, how polluted the air is inside your house. There are numerous toxic chemical as well as carbon dioxide trapped inside your house. Having a habit of airing the house can detoxify your house free of cost.  

No-Smoking

Make your house a no-smoking zone. This will prove not only benefit to your health but also improve the air quality of your house.

Plant Greens

Go Green. Bring a little color to your house and get your hands on some house plants. Houseplants can help filter air of toxic agents like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene. Some of the plants that you can get are English Ivy, Peace Lily, Chrysanthemum and Snake Plants. The air filtration process of a plant is slow, so don’t be solely dependent on the plants.  

Kill the Source!

Find out the cause of pollution and try to limit its impact, for example, harmful substances can be sealed or gas stove can be adjusted. This is the most efficient and cost-effective method to improve air quality.  

Maintain a Clean House

Your surrounding matters. Accumulation of dust increases every day and later these dust particle may become the cause of your allergies. So, better be pro-active than reactive. You can follow some simple practices like; vacuuming and mopping the house at least weekly, make your house a no shoe zone and using doormats.  

Bring Down the Humidity

Nobody is a fan of molds and dust mites, and the allergens and the toxins that they bring along. These pollutants have many adverse reactions on skin, eyes hair and nose. It is far better to avoid the acquaintance of molds and mites by maintaining your house humidity level between 30%-50%.

You control your house humidity level by opening windows when cooking or using a dryer, stopping the accumulation of water, fixing water leak or best get a dehumidifier.   

Air Cleaners

Several air cleaning solutions are available in the market, which can help control the air quality around the house. These cleaning solutions can control the level of allergens, dust, odor, humidity and even pests.  

Climate Control is one of the best air cleaning solution provider, with a vast range of products like dehumidifier to Ultra Violet Air Purifier.

So, take the air quality control of your house in your hand in order to live a better, safer and a healthier life.  

If you are in search of a reliable service that can install and maintain HVAC systems in your home, turn to Climate Control. Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing 859-469-4182. They have served the Lexington area since 1968 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan purchased Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning based on their strong reputation in the Lexington community.If you have any questions feel free to tweet @HVACClimate and we will get right back with you!
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