We hear a lot about outdoor pollution. However, did you know that the quality of a home’s indoor air is often worse than the air outside? Luckily, it’s not difficult to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Arden, NC home. Improving your home’s ventilation, changing your air filter regularly, and cleaning are three easy steps you can take to improve your IAQ.
Improve the IAQ of your home by making sure it’s properly ventilated. Today’s homes are very well-insulated. All that insulation can make it difficult for air to circulate. To solve this problem, open a few windows when the weather permits and install exhaust fans in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Going a step further and installing a whole-home ventilation system will provide good airflow regardless of the weather. This will help to create a healthy environment for your family.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
It doesn’t take long for your air filter to become clogged with dust and debris. When you don’t change the filter, that dust and debris end up in your home. Keep your home’s air clean by changing the air filter every one to three months. To help you remember, set a reminder on your phone or invest in a smart thermostat that’ll send you maintenance reminders.
Dust, mop, and vacuum regularly to keep dirt to a minimum. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and strong suction so dust doesn’t get blown back out from the vacuum’s exhaust. Mopping and dusting after vacuuming will get rid of anything that was left behind. A microfiber mop can catch more dust than a traditional mop and only requires a cleaning solution if you’re cleaning up a substantial amount of dust and dirt.
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