How Clean Is the Air in Your Home?
We often hear about pollution and air toxins in our environment, but did you know that the air inside your home can be over ten times more harmful? Our homes and businesses can be a breeding ground and safe haven for airborne bacteria and chemicals, which seriously affect the health of our families. Stick around to learn how to improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Improving Air Quality
Having high-quality indoor air is significant for your family’s comfort and safety. Here are some simple and productive steps you can take to make sure the air in your home is clean and safe.
Install Radon and CO2 Detectors
Homes in 2019 are all equipped with smoke detectors—but have you tested for Radon and do you have a CO2 detector? These invisible chemicals can be toxic to anyone living in your home, and should be monitored at all times. We recommend placing these detectors in accordance with manufacturers recommendations for best results.
Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
Most homeowners in Pennsylvania have ductwork installed in their homes for either heating, air conditioning, or both. This HVAC luxury can have an unexpected danger, though; mold, pollen, Pet dander, and other allergens can catch in the ductwork, polluting all the air that’s cycled through your home. If you want to, contact us right away so we can get you scheduled.
Decorate with Plants
Plants add a homey and comfortable feel to your house, but they also have air-cleaning benefits. EcoWatch.com recommends aloe vera, bamboo, and spider plants to clean the air of chemicals such as carbon monoxide, benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.
Use Rugs to Keep Pollutants Out
Purchasing a thick rug for every entrance to your home can improve your indoor air quality by reducing the amount of chemicals and pollutants that are tracked inside. Traffic from shoes, paws, and bags can bring in an unprecedented amount of germs.
Bathe Pets Regularly
Dander from pets can accumulate in air vents and ductwork in your home, which is why you should bathe your animals regularly. Dogs can be bathed about once a month, and cats one to two times a year. This will decrease the amount of dander and pet hair that cycles through the air you breathe.
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