Homeowner Advice: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Homeowner Advice: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Are you worried about the air quality in your home? Poor air quality can cause a lot of health concerns, especially for those with preexisting conditions.

Did you know that both air vent and dryer vent cleaning can do a lot to improve the quality of the air in your home? Keep reading to find out how as well as other tips on how to promote healthy air in your dwelling. 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

  • Add Indoor Plants 

The addition of indoor plants can greatly improve the air quality, in addition to adding to the beauty of your home. As they air natural air filters, plants like lilies and ferns can do a lot to promote clean air. If you have pets, it is imperative that you make sure none of these plants are toxic for your furry friends.

  • Use Fans or Vents While Cooking

A lot of air pollutants in your home can come from your kitchen. As gas stoves can release nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide into the air, they can affect the air quality. As well, electric burners also release the contaminants, though at smaller levels. To combat these continents from affecting the air quality, use kitchen vents or fans. Opening a window will also help filter the air in your kitchen.

  • Regularly Clean Your Carpets and Area Rugs

The carpets and rugs in your home are more than just part of your home decor. Rugs and carpets actually act as filters as dust particles and so forth get trapped in their fibers. If you vacuum and clean your carpets and area rugs at least once a week, this will greatly improve the overall air quality in those rooms.

  • Clean Your AC Filter

Canadian residents rely on their air conditioning systems to ensure that their homes are cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. However, the filters in these units also filter out common air pollutants in your home as they are circulating cool air through. Make sure to regularly clean your AC filters and replace them as needed. 

  • Purchase an Air Purifier or Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers can help prevent mold and mildew growth in your home, which contributes directly to the air quality. Using a dehumidifier in rooms that have higher levels of humidity such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens can help raise the air quality in these areas.

In addition, a high-quality air purifier, if placed strategically, can help eliminate allergens in your home. This is beneficial for those who live with issues such as allergies or breathing conditions. 

  • Use a Dehumidifier

Commonly used areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms tend to accumulate a lot of humidity. This can lead to mold and mildew. If not resolved, mold can lead to serious health problems. A dehumidifier can help prevent this. Another good way to keep these areas from excess humidity is to open windows and provide cross-ventilation, if possible.

  • Have Your Vents Cleaned Regularly

The air vents in your home can become filled with dust, pet dander, and other debris. This can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system as well as increase your energy bills. However, if your vents are filled with these allergens and pollutants, it can lower the air quality of your home. You should have your air ducts cleaned every one to three years. In addition, you should also clean your dryer vents at least once a year as this can also help improve the air quality in your home. 

Professional duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning are the best ways to ensure that air quality in your home is safe. Contact Comfort Clean for a free quote for professional vent cleaning. We use the latest equipment to thoroughly clean your vents to ensure that the air in your home is free from allergens and pollutants. 

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