You keep a careful eye on the air quality in Chesapeake, Virginia, to keep your allergies and asthma in check. But what are you doing to control the air quality in your home? These three simple strategies will help you eliminate the indoor pollutants that are keeping you from the health and comfort you deserve:
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Every time you dust your cabinets or clean your bathroom, you’re likely spreading harmful chemicals in the air. Many cleaners and other household products contain harsh chemicals. Their fumes can exacerbate asthma and allergies, irritating your skin, lungs and nose.
Chemicals are especially dangerous for those with chronic lung conditions. In addition to some chemical-based cleaners, other similar pollutants include certain perfumes, paint, glues, and even particulates from incense and some candles.
How can you clean your home without chemical cleaners? Look for organic cleaners. If you can’t find those, simply use soap and water.
Replace HVAC Filters
Your HVAC system does wonders for your indoor air quality. The filter in your HVAC system catches particles as they move through your air, preventing them from giving you further trouble. However, if your filter clogs with dirt, it’ll allow particles to pollute your air and worsen indoor air quality. It’ll also reduce your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. You should check your filter at least once a month and replace it when necessary.
Install an Air Purifier
Are indoor pollutants still making you miserable? Consider installing a whole-home air purifier.
Think of an purifier as a super-filter that works with your HVAC system to clean your air. Purifiers catch smaller particles than standard filters, and many will actually neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses in your air. As a result, your family won’t get sick as much because of poor IAQ.
Don’t let indoor pollutants keep you from having a healthy and comfortable home. Let Weather Makers, Inc. help improve your indoor air quality by calling 757-263-4869.
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