How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

You tend to spend more time inside your Deerfield, Illinois, home during the cold winter months. That’s why it’s important to take control of your home’s indoor air quality. That way, you can help to reduce allergens and increase comfort.

Air Quality Products

You can choose air purifiers for a single room or install a system for your entire home. These systems can remove even microscopic air pollutants, leaving you with cleaner air.

A humidifier will keep the air in your home from drying out in the winter. A dehumidifier reduces the amount of moisture in the air in the hot months, helping to prevent mold. By managing humidity levels, you will improve comfort, air quality, and indoor temperatures.

Clean Regularly

A good cleaning regimen can make a big difference:

  • Mop and vacuum regularly to manage dust and dirt. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to effectively reduce allergens and then mop to pick up dust left behind.
  • Drapes and bedding can attract and hold dust and other air pollutants. Wash them regularly to get rid of dust and dust mites.
  • Even if no one is severely allergic to pets, their dander can affect the air quality in your home. Bathe them regularly and wash their bedding in hot water. If anyone in your home has allergies, keep pets out of their bedrooms.

Ventilate Your Home

When you can’t open windows or doors to let fresh air inside, another option is to install a ventilation system. It brings fresh air inside while removing old, stale air and any pollutants.

Change Your Filters

Change your filters on a regular basis. If anyone has allergies, consider changing them more often. Use a filter with a MERV rating of 11 or higher for cleaner air.

Chemicals in Products

Whether it’s a can of air freshener or your favorite cleaner, chemicals in many products used in the home actually contaminate your indoor air. Use air fresheners that contain natural ingredients so you reduce odors without affecting your indoor air. Indoor plants can absorb pollutants and will naturally freshen your indoor air.

For effective indoor air quality solutions and equipment, contact Roberts Heating and Air Conditioning at 847-562-5292 today!

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