Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Home's Indoor Air QualityWhen talking about air pollution, the general idea that pops into people’s minds is the polluted air outside of the home. Many people don't realize that air pollution can also travel inside the home as well. These days, with the discovery of indoor air quality enhancements, more homeowners understand pollutants can also get inside the home and affect the overall air quality and comfort of the home.

To prevent your family and guests in your home from getting sick from poor indoor air quality, improvements need to be made. There are some steps that you should adopt to help ensure that the air you breathe in your home, and in the workplace too for that matter, is clean and free of contaminants that can make you sick. Here are some of them:

Ban smoking too close to your home

It may feel like you are being inhospitable when you ask visitors and family members not to smoke inside and not to smoke too close to your home. But, what you are actually doing is ensuring that non-smokers in your home do not inhale second-hand smoke. If someone wants to light up, ask them to do so considerably far enough away from your doors, windows and anywhere smoke can seep into your home.

Have houseplants all around

When you have houseplants in your home, you are providing fresh oxygen to breathe. Plants take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen in a process that is called photosynthesis. Since humans breathe in oxygen and breathe out CO2, this is a healthy exchange between plants and the people inside your home. Just make sure that your plants are placed near windows where they can get enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur and don’t forget to water them regularly.

Have your air ducts cleaned regularly

You might not be aware of it but you might be breathing air that is loaded with dust mites, rat droppings, and other contaminants. This can happen if your air ducts are not regularly maintained and cleaned. Keeping your air ducts clean at all times can help keep the quality of your indoor air at optimal levels.

To make sure that you keep your indoor air quality clean at all times, it is best if you contact a company like Climate Partners Hartford that specializes in air duct cleaning and duct sealing services. You should also ask about other ways to improve indoor air quality and get a home energy evaluation to learn how to reduce energy consumption.

Don’t wait for family members to get sick because of poor indoor air quality in your home in Hartford County, CT. Contact us at 860-325-4143 today and improve your home’s air quality for better health.

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