Home should be your sanctuary—somewhere that’s comfortable, safe, and clean. If you’re spending a lot of time at home right now, you’re probably distinctly aware of the air quality indoors. If you’re dissatisfied with the quality of your home’s air, there are a number of simple things you can do to improve its quality without spending an arm and a leg. You don’t have to drop a ton of money in order to improve air quality inside your home.
In fact, here’s a list of straightforward things you can do to guarantee top-tier air quality. Have any questions about the technical steps we have listed below? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
In the meantime, here’s how you can start improving your home’s air quality right away.
Like we said, improving your indoor air quality doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. Here are a handful of natural things you can do to reduce pollutants in your home and improve its air quality.
Stay Away From Fragrances
When picking your cleaners and other supplies, opt for the scent-free products. When it comes to household cleaners, laundry detergents, bathroom sprays, and even candles, many artificial scents can exacerbate asthma symptoms and allergies.
And when it comes to candles, one option is much better for your air quality: beeswax candles. Many candles produce paraffin which can negatively impact your home’s air. Beeswax candles, on the other hand, do not contain paraffin and usually don’t produce smoke, making them a safer alternative for your home’s air quality.
Add Some Plants to Your Home
Plants can make your home feel cozy and bright, but did you know they also serve as natural air filters? Indoor plants like ferns and lilies enhance your home’s decor and also do a great job at pulling contaminants out of your home’s air.
If you have indoor pets, you’re probably already familiar with pet dander and dust. It goes without saying that an easy way to improve your home’s air quality is to keep it clean and tidy. This includes vacuuming and sweeping regularly to eliminate as many potential pollutants as possible.
In particular, allergens tend to stick to your floor—especially if you have a lot of rugs or carpeting. That’s why we recommend vacuuming as often as possible to keep your home clean.
Add the Right Amount of Humidity
Too much humidity can negatively affect your home, but if you find the right balance of humidity and dryness you can actually improve your home’s overall air quality. Plus, as we head into the colder and drier months in North Carolina, using a humidifier can help you navigate cold and flu seasons with fewer symptoms.
Opt for a high-quality humidifier that carefully balances the humidity in your home.
More Technical Remedies
Sometimes, you need to go a step further to dramatically improve your home’s air quality. If you’ve exhausted all the above natural remedies but still want to continue improving the air in your home, it might be time to take a look at your air vents and ducts to ensure they’re clean and working properly.
This is where you might want to bring in a professional to consult.
Maintain Air Filters
Regularly changing your air filters is essential to keeping the air in your home clean.
Changing your AC filter is one of the most important things you can do to keep your air quality high. Your AC not only keeps your home at the correct temperature year-round—it also filters out pollutants and other harmful materials from your air. Eventually, those filters fill up and they stop being effective. That’s why changing these filters regularly is so important.
In addition to your AC filter, there are other important air filters in your home you should be maintaining and changing regularly. Every few months, you should aim to check and replace filters in your clothes dryer, vacuum cleaner, and kitchen vents.
Check Your Air Ducts
Air ducts help keep your home at the right temperature—promoting a comfortable environment inside throughout the year. However, in order to keep them running efficiently you have to maintain them and clean them regularly.
When air ducts are dirty, they don’t work as well. Additionally, they spread contaminants from room to room throughout your home. That’s because over time, dust, dirt, and dander collect within your air ducts. When they’re not working efficiently, they spread that debris.
Need Your Air Ducts Serviced? Reach Out to Dr. Detail Pro
No detail is too small when it comes to checking your air ducts and vents. If your home needs some TLC, please don’t hesitate to give our team of professionals at Dr. Detail Pro a call.