Air pollution can lead to respiratory issues, fatigue, and headaches and these symptoms can affect both adults and children. Pollution isn’t only a problem in large cities. Even your home can have irritants circulating in the air. Improve indoor air quality to boost the health of your family members. By keeping your house ventilated and investing in air purifiers, you and your family will enjoy cleaner, healthier air.

Keeping the House Ventilated

Open windows regularly to allow adequate airflow throughout your living spaces. Improving ventilation is an easy way to boost air quality. Good circulation increases the flow of oxygen and helps cycle contaminated air out of the house. It also helps reduce high humidity which can contribute to mold growth.

Use an Air Purifier to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Many common pollutants are microscopic and are challenging to clean. Dust, pollen, mold spores, and pet dander are irritants that can be in your home’s air. Use an air purifier to trap the particles and keep them from circulating in your living spaces.

Reduce Humidity

Dust mites, viruses, and mold thrive in places with a lot of moisture. Keeping your living spaces dry will reduce their chances of survival. Opening the windows will reduce condensation by encouraging ventilation. Alternatively, use a dehumidifier in the home to lower the moisture in the air. If the weather is nice, hang wet clothes outside to dry. Damp towels and clothing will contribute to higher humidity when hung indoors.

Only Smoke Outside

Smoking in your home releases chemicals and toxic particles that affect indoor air quality. Second-hand smoke is dangerous and can affect the health of family members and pets. To improve indoor air quality, make your home a smoke-free zone. Create a place outdoors for smokers.

Choose Non-Toxic Paints to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Paint is one of many chemical products that affect the air in your home. If you’re planning home improvements, choose low or no-VOC paints. The use of non-toxic paints helps improve air quality. Talk to the paint specialist at your local home improvement store to learn about the best type of paint for your project.

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