Simple Solutions to Maintain Quality Indoor Air that Most Households Failed to Implement
Do you ever consider how safe the air in your home is? Would you believe that the air quality inside your home is more polluted than the air outside?
Yes, you read that correctly. Most people, however, take that information for granted and do not bother to check the Indoor Air Quality in their homes.
Your Health and IAQ –
Understanding and controlling common indoor pollutants can help you reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
There are immediate effects following a single or repeated exposure to air pollutants and consequences that may be felt years later.
The most common immediate effects are irritations of the eyes, nose, throat, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. They are usually temporary and treatable. If the source of the pollution can be identified, simply removing the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution can be a treatment.
So, what is Indoor Air Quality?
IAQ refers to the air quality within and around your home and other building structures, with a focus on the health and comfort of building occupants.
Indoor air quality is greatly influenced by ventilation. Inadequate ventilation can cause poor indoor air quality.
As summer approaches, homeowners are fortunate to have the option of natural ventilation. It’s as simple as opening your windows to create a natural cooling draft throughout your home. When warm air rises and cool air sinks, this is referred to as a draft.
For example, if you open the upper-level windows on the sunny side of your house and the lower-level windows on the shaded side, you will create a natural draft throughout the house with the interior doors open.
So, let us look at some simple solutions that most households have failed to implement in order to maintain good indoor air quality:
By using air purifiers.
Air purifiers are one of the best ways to improve the indoor air quality of your home. Air purifiers ensure that your family is breathing clean air, which helps to keep your lungs healthy. Using air purifiers soothes your body for deep sleep by reducing lung, eye, and skin irritation.
Other advantages of using air purifiers are as follows:
- helps in the removal of up to 99 percent of airborne particles such as pollen, mold spores, and other bacteria that float around in the air and make your family sick
- helps neutralize smoke
- remove offensive odors
- traps airborne allergens released by pets before they settle into your home
We strongly advise purchasing from companies that use cutting-edge technology, such as Vollara.
Vollara air purifiers employ ActivePure® Technology, which has been shown to reduce 99.9% of many common airborne and surface contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, mold, fungi, VOCs, smoke, allergens, and odors.
However, keep in mind that air purifiers work best when combined with proper filtration and housekeeping practices. In relation to proper filtration, our next simple solution is to use air filters properly.
Practice proper filtration.
The proper use of air filters includes changing filters regularly and using the correct, professional-grade filters.
FilterFetch can assist you in determining which filters are appropriate for your HVAC system. They also offer automatic email reminders when it’s time to change your filters!
In addition, you will receive a fast, free filter delivery to your door. There would be no more repeat orders or forgetting to replace the filters! FilterFetch does all of the legwork for you!
When selecting cleaning supplies and paints, think about using eco-friendly products. Use essential oils as air fresheners as well.
Grow your own indoor plants!
And we have our top 5 favorites you can check out at number 2 in this particular blog post https://coastalairassessments.com/indoor-air-quality-blog/8-ways-for-a-cozy-workspace-at-home/
Eliminate specific sources of pollution.
The last but certainly the most practical way of maintaining good air quality is to eliminate specific pollution sources or reduce their emissions.
It’ll be good to remember the 2 most common sources of indoor air pollution:
- -Radon (Rn): Radon is primarily obtained from uranium in the soil or rock upon which homes are built. It is a radioactive gas that is colorless and odorless. Radon gas enters homes through dirt floors, concrete wall and floor cracks, floor drains, and sumps.
- -Biological Contaminants: Include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander, cat saliva, house dust mites, cockroaches, and pollen. We’ve put together a simplified pdf guide on how to reduce biological contaminants exposure at home for you! Request your FREE copy here.
More valuable tips towards quality indoor air are also included, such as maintaining relative humidity indoors and preventing biological contaminants from growing and developing!
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