DIY Ways For Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Person Breaking Cigarette For Cleaner Air

Indoor Air Quality Matters

When it comes to air quality, most people think of the outdoors and things like pollution and allergens. Actually, the quality of the air inside your Waxhaw, NC, home is just as important as the air outside, if not more so. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that people now spend about 90% time indoors than they do outdoors. The quality of air indoors can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air quality.

There are several simple yet effective ways to improve and maintain healthy indoor air quality. Here are the following methods:

Replace Air Filters Regularly

One of the most effective ways to keep the air in your home free of dust, debris, and toxins is by keeping your HVAC system’s air filter clean. Change the air filters at the start of winter and summer. Air filters are designed to trap unhealthy airborne elements; however, once the filter becomes clogged with dirt it can no longer work to keep the air clean. Change your filters once per season when your HVAC is in use.

Refrain from Smoking

Along with smoking being a health hazard for the smoker, secondhand smoke is toxic to anyone who is exposed to it. Cigarette smoke is filled with carcinogens and other substances which are literal poisons. These seep into your furniture, curtains, carpeting, and continue to release toxins into the air long after that cigarette has been put out. Keep yourself and your family safe and keep the cigarette smoke out.

For more tips on improving indoor air quality, call us at 704-233-7029 to speak with our Union Services professionals today.