5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

ALLERGIES? HEADACHES? FATIGUE?
IT COULD BE THE AIR YOU BREATHE

We hear about air pollution all of the time, but did you know the air INSIDE your home can be two to five times MORE POLLUTED than outdoor air? And that’s where we spend 87% of our time- indoors.

(-EPA.gov)

 

Here are 5 simple things you can do to improve the quality of the air inside your home while helping you and your family breathe easier:

 

1) Ventilate your home–  When possible, open doors and windows to bring fresh air in and operate window or attic fans to promote circulation.

2) Keep your house clean to cut down on dust and animal dander– Vacuuming the carpets and area rugs at least once or twice a week with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter. Mop hard surface floors to pick up the dust that vacuuming leaves behind. Regularly change and wash bedding and clean drapes and rugs. All of these attract allergens, particularly if you have pets. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends washing in water that’s at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

3) Change your filters regularly– The air filter in your HVAC system is your front line of defense against poor indoor air quality. All of the air in your home passes through the filter multiple times a day. A clean filter removes dust and microscopic particles from the air.

4) Reduce the use of toxic chemicals inside the home– Cleansers, chemicals, and even hygiene products can all contain VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals. Make your home a no-smoking zone, reduce the use of synthetic products, and store chemicals away from the living areas of your home.

5) Call Brown Heating and Cooling– Our professional technicians are trained to evaluate the quality of the air inside your home and offer a host of solutions to improve it, including duct cleaning, air purifiers, UV stick lights, and dehumidifiers to improve your air quality.

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