Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists indoor air pollution as a significant risk to public health? You want to make sure that the air quality in your North Las Vegas, NC, home is clean and safe for you and your family. If someone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies, poor indoor air quality can trigger attacks.
The good news is that you can add products to your home to help keep the air clean, and there are steps you can take to keep your indoor air at a healthy level. Let’s take a look at five ways that you can take control of your indoor air quality.
Clean Your Home Regularly for Improved Indoor Air Quality
Cleaning your home often can help keep the air inside your home fresh. Dirt, dust, pet hair, and dust mites accumulate under furniture and in your rugs and carpets. They also collect in your curtains, bedding, clothes, and on your kid’s toys. Sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down counters often can help to eliminate contaminants.
When you are cleaning your house, opt for organic household cleaners. Conventional cleaners have chemical compounds added that enhance their performance, but many of those chemicals contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which vent harmful gas into your home and can lead to respiratory problems.
Use HEPA Filtered Vacuum Cleaners
Sweeping does help to pick up some of the dust and dirt, but it also can spread the dirt throughout the air where it then settles somewhere else in your home. The better way to clean your floors is with a vacuum cleaner that has a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. HEPA filters use a very fine mesh to trap harmful particulates such as pollen, dust mites, and pollutants. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are essential for reducing allergy and asthma attacks.
Add Air Cleaners and Purifiers
You can greatly improve the quality of your indoor air by having our team of experts install an air cleaning system in your home. The American Standard AccuClean™ Air Cleaner uses revolutionary technology that provides your home with clean, fresh air. It removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles. You won’t have to worry about breathing harmful bacteria or allergens.
Use Air-Filtering House Plants for Better Indoor Air Quality
Plants are quite effective at converting carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis. In a study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists found that many common houseplants can remove harmful elements and pollutants from the air. It was found that plants such as the peace lily, bamboo palm, English ivy, dracaena, and green spider plants helped to improve the air quality overall.
These plants absorbed harmful elements, VOCs, and other gases such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. While houseplants certainly add an element of beauty to your home, they also help to improve indoor air quality.
Maintain Healthy Humidity Levels
Humidity can make your home feel very uncomfortable. Maintain humidity levels between 30 to 50 percent to maintain maximum comfort. Adding a whole-house humidifier can help keep the humidity levels in your home just right. If your home is uncomfortably dry, American Standard has a fan-powered unit that adds the right amount of moisture in every room.
By following these tips and strategies, as well as adding air cleaners and a humidifier to your home if needed, you can take control of your indoor air quality. To schedule an appointment with us to discuss your indoor air quality needs, call our experts at Zen Aire Air Conditioning and Heating at (702) 827-5253.