4 Simple Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Studies have shown that the air inside of your home can be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors—yikes! Considering how much time we spend in our homes, it’s important that the air we’re breathing is clean and fresh. If not, you could come down with a case of the sniffles or something more serious, like a respiratory infection. Fortunately, improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home is relatively easy.
Here are four simple ways you can start improving the air quality inside of your home today.
Never Smoke Indoors
It’s a no-brainer that cigarettes are bad for you, but if you smoke indoors, secondhand smoke could be drastically decreasing the quality of the air for everyone. Secondhand cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals and can increase the risk of developing infections, asthma, cancer, and more. If you or someone else smokes indoors, these chemicals become trapped in the air and on surfaces throughout your home, meaning you and your loved ones will be breathing in dangerous chemicals. Do your body and your IAQ a favor and quit smoking, especially indoors.
Control the Humidity
Florida is notorious for excess moisture, which can hinder the quality of the air inside of your home by attracting dust mites and mold. Fortunately, controlling the humidity levels in your home is easy. For starters, you can easily reduce the moisture levels indoors by cracking the windows when cooking, bathing or running the dishwasher. While these might help to reduce moisture, the best way to control the humidity is with a quality air conditioning system and dehumidifier.
Use All-Natural Air Fresheners
Sure, candles and other air fresheners make your home smell great, but they could be polluting the air indoors too. Synthetic fragrances from candles, air fresheners, laundry detergent and the like emit dozens of chemicals into the air throughout your home and hinder your IAQ. Try swapping these synthetics scents for all-natural ones, like essential oils and beeswax candles.
Regularly Change Your Air Filter
The air filter in your air conditioning system is designed to increase the efficiency of your AC and improve the IAQ in the process. But if you don’t regularly change your air filter, it won’t be able to do its job. Regularly changing the air filter is one of the best things you can do to improve your IAQ and prolong the lifespan of your AC system.
Learn More Ways to Improve Your IAQ With Sea Coast Air
At Sea Coast Air, we value you and your loved one’s health and comfort. That’s why we provide quality air conditioning systems that not only help to keep your home cool and comfy, but keep the air healthy and free of pollutants. For more ways to improve the IAQ in your home, click here, or contact one of our friendly team members today.