The home is a sanctuary for the safety and relaxation of its occupants. You should feel secure while staying and also be able to do anything you want without worrying about your well-being. You have probably prepared for everything like possible break-ins, slips and falls, fires, and even power outages but probably not bad air.
Air quality in enclosed spaces can become stagnant, polluted, and even hazardous to the family if not maintained well. So it is essential to regularly check the air quality and take the appropriate steps to counter whatever is causing the bad air in your home.
Here are some of the ways to prevent poor quality air from entering your home and promote better quality that will keep your entire family healthy.
Proper ventilation can also help to circulate better air inside the home. Before anything else, make sure that the air outside of your house is relatively clean and fresh. Consider the area you live in, looking if many cars come and go daily, establishments releasing smoke from their operations, and other trash or chemicals present that can contaminate the air. If your neighborhood doesn’t have any of these, open your windows often to circulate the air in the rooms of your home. You can even leave doors open or install screen doors to let in more air.
Maintain your HVAC system
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system helps maintain good air in the home. But it will start to fail in keeping the air clean as time goes by. So always keep an eye on your HVAC system to keep it in good shape. Dirty filters can make the air in your home stuffy so clean or replace them as you see fit.
The air ducts also harbor dirt and dust that can be reintegrated into your home if not removed, so consider having them cleaned at least every three years. Also, maintain the actual air conditioning units as these may also have filters that have to be manually cleaned for a more efficient heating or cooling process.
Try air purification system
Consider calling a home purification installer to add a purifying air system for your entire home. An air purification system works to take out the many pollutants in the air of your home. It sucks in bad air and filters out the bad smells, pollen, dust, dander, smoke, and other particles that can make you sick when inhaled. These particles generally don’t pose immediate threats to healthy individuals but can cause various diseases and allergies after prolonged exposure.
Avoid smoking indoors
If done inside the home, smoking adds to poor air quality, so it is best to do it only outside. The smoke can mix with the air, making it difficult for non-smokers in your home to breathe correctly.
Additionally, smoking can leave tobacco smoke residues on many things inside your house, like furniture, curtains, and even on your ceilings and walls. These can appear as an ugly yellow film that builds over time and can linger for many years if not cleaned with strong solutions. The residues can still be dangerous for those that come into contact with them, especially children that love touching objects and putting them in their mouths afterward.
Clean the home
The most practical way to maintain good air in your home is regular cleaning. Cleaning every nook and cranny in your house should remove any pollutant that can get in the air and be inhaled by your family. Vacuum your home twice or thrice a week to avoid dirt and dust buildup. Then use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces and remove the remaining dust that your vacuum couldn’t get.
If you have a carpeted floor, consider getting rid of it and leaving your floor bare. This is easier to clean and will not hold as much dust as your carpet does.
These steps should help to give your home good air quality for a long time. Maintaining the air should be a habit that is part of your daily routine. By doing this, you are making everything cleaner and keeping everyone around you safe from the various pollutants in the air.
Afterward, your home will be safer to live in as you continue with your day-to-day activities. Just remember that cleanliness is the key to avoiding many problems in the home. The air quality will also follow if you maintain cleanliness in both the interior and exterior of your house. So always prioritize keeping your environment tidy for a better and healthier future.