When you think of pollution and air quality, images of industrial buildings blowing smoke and cars emitting fumes probably come to mind. But how often do you think about indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality can significantly influence respiratory health, allergies, and overall comfort. But don’t panic! The experts at Cook Home Services have compiled a list of effective and easily implementable ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
Maintain Optimal Humidity Levels
Humid and moist conditions create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow, which can trigger respiratory issues like allergies and asthma. On the other hand, low humidity can lead to dry and irritated respiratory passages. Invest in a humidifier that can help maintain consistent humidity levels, creating the most comfortable living conditions in your home.
Buy Indoor Plants
Plants are not only great for adding beauty and character to a living space, but they can also have an impact on your indoor air quality. Certain houseplants act as natural air purifiers by absorbing harmful gases and releasing oxygen. Consider adding lilies, spider plants, or snake plants to your home to help improve air quality.
Change Your AC Filter
Air conditioning units serve the dual purpose of keeping your home at the perfect temperature year-round and filtering out common air pollutants. When your air filters are not clean, your HVAC has to work harder and is prone to more breakdowns. It also cannot do its job of keeping your air clean. Most air filter manufacturers and HVAC companies recommend changing your air filter every 90 days.
Invest in Air Purifiers
Air purifiers have been proven highly effective in improving indoor air quality and promoting better respiratory health. They work by filtering out air pollutants, allergens, and harmful particles, such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Purifiers like the Nu-Calgon iWave-R purify the air without creating ozone or harmful byproducts.
Improving air quality is a proactive step towards safeguarding your family’s health and well-being. By adopting these practical strategies, you can create a cleaner and healthier living environment to enjoy your home to the fullest. To learn about the indoor air quality services that we offer, give Cook Home Services a call at 765-205-2230