Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air pollution among the top 5 environmental dangers? With everyone spending more time at home, maintaining indoor air quality is a must.
We all want to keep our families healthy and breathing quality air. But sometimes we don’t realize the pollutants that can be lurking in our homes. We’ve compiled a few simple tips to help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
In-home humidity is a common problem in Florida-and it can be quite problematic. High humidity can be a breeding ground for mold. Inhalation of mold can lead to serious medical issues. There are a few options for reducing humidity in your home.
If you only experience humidity issues from time to time, consider purchasing a small dehumidifier. This will allow you to control the humidity and maintain your indoor air quality. If your humidity issues are more ongoing and widespread, consider a whole-house dehumidifier. An Air Hawk professional will recommend and install the best option for your situation.
Another tip for combating humidity is to make use of bathroom exhaust fans. Bathrooms are a haven for humidity and without proper ventilation, mold and mildew can quickly become a problem. Contact Air Hawk today if you notice any signs that your bathroom does not have proper ventilation.
Vacuum More Often
This probably seems like an obvious one. But you might be surprised how infrequently many people actually vacuum. If you wear your shoes throughout your home, you’re not only bringing in dirt but potentially bacteria and germs. Taking the time to vacuum regularly helps eliminate dust, mites, and other allergens that can accumulate over time. Newer vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters to help reduce those microscopic organisms. We recommend vacuuming once or twice a week to help promote better indoor air quality.
Groom Pets More Frequently
Everyone loves their furry companions—but when their fur sheds, it can become airborne and clog your homes filters. This makes the filters less efficient and can result in poor indoor air quality. One way to minimize this, is to get your pets groomed frequently. Regular grooming reduces the amount of shedding which in turn reduces the amount of pet dander in your system.
Add More Plants
Household plants are great for indoor air quality. Plants are nature’s filters—they clean the air and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Adding a few plants around the house is a great way to provide fresh air for your family to breathe. Try picking up a few of the following: snake plant, rubber tree, aloe vera, spider plant, and English ivy. They require minimum upkeep and great benefits.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
In addition to all the tips above, it’s important to have a maintenance schedule. Air Hawk offers HVAC maintenance plans to help ensure your system is running efficiently and there are no underlying issues. Our plans include everything from removing debris to sanitizing your ductwork.
Indoor air quality is important to wellness of your family. By incorporating these few basic tips along with regularly changing your air filters, you can improve the air you breathe at home.