Do you ever wonder how indoor air quality compares to the smog-filled outdoor air quality? Well, your indoor air quality in your home can be two to five times worse than the air quality outside and, since most of your time is spent inside, this can be a big deal. Poor air quality can threaten the health of you and your family so it’s important to minimize bringing things into your home that can worsen the air quality. It’s also important to keep your house well-ventilated so pollutants don’t stay stagnant within your home. However, the ventilation option may be limited by weather conditions or the quality of outside air in your city. To improve your indoor air quality, you may want to invest in an air cleaning device.
How Can You Air Clean?
Air cleaning is the process of removing pollutants from indoor air and it can be done different ways. The first step to air cleaning is reduction. Reducing the pollutants in your home will help improve your indoor air quality. Here are a few natural practices to try to clean your indoor air:
● Indoor air filters. Having air filters in your home can catch and remove air pollutants from your home. Central air filters should be changed regularly and if you have portable air purifiers, those filters should be changed regularly, as well.
● Eliminate the source. Dust build-up, moisture, smoking, and the use of chemical products like paint and detergents are the most common causes of air pollutants indoors. Try to eliminate these as much as possible from your living spaces and always be on the look-out for natural alternatives to chemicals.
● Salt Lamps. Himalayan pink salt is a natural ionic air purifier which pulls toxins and neutralizes them. You can add HPS lamps in your home for both functionality and decoration.
● House plants. Mother Nature’s air purifiers. Having plants around your home will help improve the indoor air quality exponentially. There are plants that provide specific health benefits, but you can’t go wrong with any of them for indoor air quality.
Professional Air Cleaning
Sometimes the best thing to do to for air cleaning and improving your indoor air quality is to make sure your HVAC system is working properly and the filters are regularly changed. You can do everything humanly possible to purify your air, but nothing will combat the air pollutants caused by a leak in your duct system. Allergens, dust, and debris can make their way into your home through small cracks or holes within your duct system. As an experienced HVAC company, Kingwood Air Repair can check your entire HVAC and duct system to make sure there are no leaks and repair them if there are any. If you’re doing everything you can to clean your indoor air, but are still experiencing allergy symptoms, give us a call today at 281-441-4500 and let us check your ducts.