Posting Date: December 10, 2014
Posted by: Steve Ferguson, State Certified Air Conditioning Contractor
Dust and moisture can quickly build up inside homes in damp and humid climates and it is important to be vigilant about your home’s indoor air quality. Broward Factory Service can provide solutions that offer affordable and effective control of your indoor air quality. In addition, there are some simple, low tech steps that you can take to help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Regularly clean your floors, preferably with a vacuum that is equipped with a HEPA filter. This filter prevents dust and dirt from being blown back out of the vacuum. Dust that settles on floors may contain harmful chemicals and allergens that can lead to respiratory problems. To remove any lingering dust, give floors a quick mopping after vacuuming.
Use a floor mat at every entrance to your home and encourage anyone entering your home to us it. Ask friends and family to leave their shoes at the door to avoid tracking in dirt and other unwanted elements from outdoors.
Avoid plug-in air fresheners, many of which contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the chemicals used to create the scent. Use natural air fresheners instead of plug-ins or artificial air fresheners. Try slicing fresh lemons and leave them out in the kitchen to absorb odors. Indoor plants look nice and naturally purify indoor air by absorbing materials released by synthetic materials such as carpeting, blankets, upholstery or drapes and curtains.
Household cleaners and laundry detergents contain synthetic fragrances that often emit dozens of chemicals into the air. Look for and use naturally scented products, whenever possible.
Use a dehumidifier to lower the moisture level and reduce indoor air allergens in your home. Mold and dust mites thrive on moisture so it is best to try to control the humidity level in the air. Use an exhaust fan when cooking. Be sure there are no leaky plumbing fixtures to prevent mold growth and make sure your dryer is vented to the outside of your home and that the vent is always clear.
If you have any questions about your indoor air quality and making your home more comfortable, contact us here.