Thursday, March 2, 2017

DIY Home Tips to Keep Indoor Quality Air Crisp and Clean!

This post is provided by Will Bail.

Poor quality indoor air can cause serious and chronic health issues such as allergies, asthma, headaches, and fatigue. Outdoor air issues are visible in the form of dust, smog or a haze, but indoor air often goes unnoticed since it is visibly clean. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), indoor air accounts for 72 percent chemical exposure for an average person. If you have children and pets, maintaining the indoor air quality becomes even more important. Here are some quick tips on how you can keep your indoor air clean and germ-free. 

Proper Ventilation

It is very important to ventilate your home frequently. Even if you have a central AC installed, it is recommended that you allow fresh air to flow inside your home for some time daily. Warm and moist air trapped inside the house leads to mold growth, which can cause several health problems. Also, chemicals released from floor cleaners, polishes, and bathroom cleaners get mixed with the air and irritate the lungs. Allowing fresh air to flow inside every day is the easiest way to tackle these problems.

Keep Your AC Clean

The air conditioner in your home can help you maintain the indoor air quality, but you need to make sure the filters and ducts are cleaned regularly. Clogged filters and ducts prevent the dust particles and toxins from escaping, as a result they get mixed with the air inside your home. Most manufacturers offer low cost maintenance programs so you should get the AC, and the ducts cleaned at least once in a year. For instance, you can contact Snowdonia for air conditioning in Brisbane and sign an annual maintenance contract with them. The company will schedule the services and make sure you get the AC maintained and repaired on time.

Indoor Plants Can Be Very Effective 

By adding some air purifying plants such as English Ivy, Bamboo Palm and Mother-in-law Tongue, you can immediately improve the quality of indoor air. According to studies by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and NASA, some indoor plants can efficiently remove common volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are by-products of chemical based cleaners.

If you do not take steps to keep your home well-maintained and ventilated, the dangers of poor-quality air may be lurking within the four walls of your home. With the tips we have shared, you can easily improve indoor air quality in the most cost-effective manner. 

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