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How to Improve Your Home's Air Quality Without Spending a Fortune

Striving for the best in air quality means you'll come home and breathe in a refreshing mix of clean air with your preferred fragrances. But unless you make frugal living decisions, there is a risk you'll live with poor indoor air quality for long enough to jeopardize your health. If you're hoping to avoid that scenario, then keep reading, because there are five important steps you want to take to improve your home's air quality without having to spend a fortune.

Find the Best Household Supplies

The best household supplies mean you won't have to use large amounts to get the job done. Whether you're working on cleaning or simply freshening up the house, remember, excessive use of aerosols, bleach, and ammonia is bound to do your family great harm. Whereas some chemicals might irritate your lungs, others might burn your skin, so either way, the experience is uncomfortable. To avoid the dangers surrounding household supplies, limit your use of the products and be sure to follow the instruction manuals precisely. Many injuries come from people simply overusing the products and then being unable to ventilate their homes in time.

Clean Regularly

Cleaning your home from top to bottom is an important part of being a homeowner. But even skipping a week or so of dusting and vacuuming can open you and your family up to unsafe living conditions. Throughout the home, there are bacteria, dust mites, and other contaminants. A person will also shed about 1.5 million skin flakes in 60 minutes, with most of the skin flakes getting embedded into the carpeting. So, vacuuming your carpets alone won't do the trick. Instead, you need to adopt the phrase 'deep cleaning' into your vocabulary. The more you scrub and clean, the more likely you'll reduce the risk for mold and other harmful contaminants that will pollute your air.

Improve Airflow Year-Round

You can increase ventilation better by opening up your windows to get some fresh air into the home. Turn on fans several times a day around the same time as you open the windows. Then, position your fans so air flows throughout your home. Not only will this feel and smell refreshing, but you'll also be filtering out any indoor air pollution in the process. Consider the fact that 38,900,000 households own cats. Imagine living in a household with a cat and never opening up the window. Even if you don't have animals, it's safest to look for ways to improve ventilation year-round. That means don't give up on getting air inside your home for the winter. Just be sure to turn your heater off if you plan to keep the window open for any length of time.

Use Air Purifiers

An air purifier cleans the indoor particles in your household that are harmful to your health. Unlike an air filter, which only filters the air in a room, an air purifier will capture the particles and then push clean air back out into the room. These devices aren't as expensive as you would think and can go a long way toward keeping a household safe. If you find that anyone in your house is sneezing, coughing, or suffering from congestion, it might not be allergies or a cold. During different parts of the year, some people are even more susceptible to indoor air pollution. That's why purchasing an air purifier is a worthy investment to make. Keep in mind that air filters can also be especially helpful for people with asthma or other lung problems.

Have Your HVAC System Serviced Regularly

Did you know that only 42% of homeowners call a professional to perform routine maintenance on their air conditioner? Air conditioners that go through regular maintenance last 40% longer. Not only that, but HVAC systems that undergo regular maintenance can contribute to cleaner, safer air within your household. If there's a lot of dust and dirt in your HVAC system, then that's what will be circulating around your house and in the air. Don't wait to schedule an HVAC inspection and cleaning.

Now you have all of these ways to protect your family from indoor air pollution. You should feel confident about breathing easily from this day forward.


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