Improve the Air Quality of Your Home

We hear more and more about air pollution everyday.  It’s a growing issue that affects many people.   Do you know how you can improve the air quality in your home?

The air inside your home can be affected by various reasons such as: lead (from house dust), chemicals, dust mites and more. Indoor air quality can affect the health of you and your family, for years to come.

A key indicator that you have an air quality issue inside your home, is prevalent dust on the furniture.  If you are constantly dusting, it could be a warning sign.

There are several simple steps you can take to improve the quality of air within your home.

  1. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to reduce the pollution in the air. For best results, vacuum two to three times a week and wash your filter regularly.

  2. Use a mop. A mop, even without soap, can pick up the dust a vacuum cleaner leaves behind.

  3. Take advantage of a door mat.  This will help to keep unwanted dirt and chemicals outside of your home.

  4. Keep the humidity at a healthy level around 30-50%. Controlling the humidity can keep dust mites/mold and other allergens under control.

  5. Make sure your home is smoke-free.

  6. Test for radon (a naturally occurring radioactive gas) whether you have a new or older home.

  7. Keep it smelling fresh- naturally. Synthetic fragrances can emit a number of unwanted chemicals into the air.

Here are some ideas to help keep the air in your home clean:

  1. Add an air filter to your home.  Be sure it removes 95% or more of contaminants.

  2. Keep the air in your home circulating, so it is continuously being “scrubbed” by your filter.

  3. Clean your ductwork.

For more information or to schedule a duct cleaning, contact the Lee Teams today!