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.
Ramod Brown, the founder of Browns Heating & Cooling, brings a wealth of HVAC experience to Chicago and its neighboring areas. With deep expertise in heating and cooling services, he simplifies complex HVAC concepts through his insightful blog posts. Whether you’re seeking ways to enhance HVAC efficiency, troubleshoot issues, or stay informed about the latest trends, the Browns Heating & Cooling blog is your go-to resource for practical insights that will help you maintain a comfortable and efficient environment for your space.