Poor air quality can be detrimental to the health of our loved ones, and the list of possible air contaminants in your home can seem quite endless. Things such as smoking, carpet, heating appliances, activities that take place in an attached garage, cooking, and home building materials, among others can increase poor air quality and risk the health of you and your loved ones.
The above symptoms are usually mistaken for allergies or a cold but in some cases, it may be due to poor home air quality. The best thing to do is get the air quality in your home tested so that you can determine if it’s a present issue and fix the air quality concern.
There are things you can do on a daily basis to improve indoor air quality. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, which will reduce dust mites, pet dander, and pollen. Be sure to mop all floor surfaces; the mop will pick up everything the vacuum leaves behind. Adding floor mats by any entrance of your home will help stop dirt, and other pollutants on shoes from entering your home. You can open a window when cooking, use a fan in your bathroom when showering, dust regularly, and always remember good smells are not always best. Typically, cleaners and soaps with high fragrance can emit various kinds of chemicals into the air of your home. Improving ventilation can also improve the air quality of your home, as well as using ceiling fans, keeping vents clear of clutter, opening windows, keeping beds and furniture away from outside walls – all things that will allow enough air and heat to flow around any room.
The best remedy for increasing the air quality of your home is to add an air conditioner which will keep a healthy level of air flow into your home. Using an AC unit with a filtration system is best for improving air quality, ensuring you complete regular maintenance, such as changing the filter on a regular basis.
Climate Change YVR is an industry expert in increasing air quality in homes. With 24/7 services we are available and equipped at all times to handle any air quality concern.