How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

People tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors. However, indoor air quality is often much worse than what can be found outdoors. There are several ways you can naturally improve your home’s air quality.

Use a Doormat

To prevent dirt and contaminants from entering your house, use a doormat. This can dramatically reduce the amount of dust, pesticides, and other pollutants entering your residence. Place a shoe rack by the front door so that people can remove their shoes after cleaning their soles on the doormat.

Keep Floors Clean

You should vacuum carpets at least once a week. They’ll get cleaner if you use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You should also regularly mop vinyl, hardwood, and tile floors.

Wash Sheets Regularly

You should wash sheets once a week, too. Dust mites living in dirty sheets decrease the indoor air quality of your home. You should use hot water in the washer to kill them. If you have something that can’t be washed, put it in the dryer for a half hour.

Open a Window

When it’s nice outside, crack open some windows to let your house be naturally ventilated. Turn fans on to help air circulate between the outdoors and indoors. If you’re allergic to pollen, make sure levels are low before you open your windows.

Replace Conventional Cleaning Products

Many cleaning products you find on store shelves have a very negative impact on your indoor air quality. Instead, buy nontoxic, fragrance-free ones, or you can make your own. You can make these using vinegar, baking soda, or lemons.

Try Beeswax Candles

Regular candles are a common source of indoor air pollution. Try beeswax candles instead. They barely emit smoke and are nontoxic.

Brown heating & cooling in Chicago, IL, has products and services that can improve indoor air quality. We also repair, install, and maintain heating and cooling systems, and our team can help you with water heaters as well. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.