Poor quality air can lead to many health issues and can make current health issues even worse. Whether you suffer from asthma or allergies, clean air can really help you live better. Of course, you may be wondering what you can do to improve the quality of the air in your home. The truth is there are a number of easy things you can do. Here are just a few tips on keeping the air clean in your home.
Install New Windows
Many people often keep their windows closed due to ruined screens or the lack of screens. While this will keep the bugs out, it can also prevent your home from being ventilated. You want to be able to open your windows and let fresh air into your home, which can instantly improve the air quality in your home.
Change Your Furnace Filter
One mistake many people make is to never change the filter in their furnace. This air flows into all the rooms of your home and if the filter is clogged with dust and dirt, you are not getting good air. Depending on the type of filter you use, it will need to be changed or cleaned every 1-3 months. Always read the instructions and write a date on the filter and your calendar to help yourself remember to change it.
Use a Hypoallergenic Filter
While you’re changing out your filter, why not switch to a hypoallergenic filter? These can be more expensive, but will greatly increase the quality of the air in your home. Best of all, most of these filters last around 3 months, which means you’ll have less maintenance on your furnace.
Get an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can cost anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to several hundred dollars. However, if you’re someone who lives in a highly polluted area, has asthma, or there are other issues that would require the cleanest air possible, you need an air purifier.
Air Out Your Home
Last, but not least, as mentioned above, you need to open the windows every now and again. It is even recommend to air out your home in the middle of winter to help reduce the number of colds you catch. No one said you had to leave the windows open all day on hot or cold days. A daily 10-15 minute airing out can greatly improve the air quality of your home.
Air quality is important for maintaining a healthy home environment, especially if you live in a polluted area. Thankfully, there are a number of easy things you can do to improve air quality of your home.
About the Author: Kendrick Sentinella loves making improvements to his home. He recently installed new windows and upgraded his door seals to keep pollutants out.