How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

How clean is the air inside your home? Poor indoor air quality can trigger or worsen asthma and allergy symptoms. Luckily, there are several easy steps you can take to improve the quality of the air inside your home. The experts at Energy Saving Pros are dedicated to helping you live in a greener, healthier home with a variety of air purification solutions. Read on to learn our tips for improving the air quality in your home.  

Six Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

1: Regular Cleaning

Dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and even mold spores can be found in dust. As dust builds up over time, it can irritate your sinuses and trigger allergies, making your home an uncomfortable place to live. Regularly cleaning your home reduces dust, improving your interior air quality as well as your health.

Here are some ways to reduce dust in your home:

  • Clean dusty surfaces using a slightly damp microfiber cloth—this prevents more dust particles from entering the air.
  • Vacuum rugs and carpets twice a week, or more often if you have pets.
  • Wash bedding every one to two weeks and consider using bedding covers that are dust-mite proof.
  • Wash drapes every three to six months.
  • Declutter your home to prevent dust buildup.

2: Change Air Filters

Make sure to replace your air filters every few months. Changing your air conditioner, air purifier, furnace, vacuum cleaner, dryer, and other appliance filters regularly is essential for clean air. Air filters trap dust and other air pollutants, but after too long, clean air will have a harder time traveling through the filter. This places strain on the appliance, which makes it work less efficiently and puts it at risk of malfunctioning. 

3: Clean Air Ducts

Air ducts are another place where dust accumulates over time. When dust builds up inside your home’s air vents, the dust particles get blown back into the air when your HVAC system turns on. To reduce airborne dust particles, it’s important to have your air ducts professionally cleaned every three to five years. 

4: Ventilate When Cooking

Using a stove releases air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sometimes smoke into the air. Ventilating while cooking on a gas or electric stove helps prevent these contaminants from remaining in your home. Make sure to turn on your range hood and/or open a window while cooking.

5: Invest in an Air Purifier

Another way to maintain cleaner air in your home is to invest in an air purification system. You may especially want an air purifier if you are allergic to any air contaminants or if you have pets. Air purifiers greatly reduce dust, dander, mold spores, and other pollutants in your home to help you breathe better.

6: Whole-Home Filtration

Investing in a whole-home filtration system is an even more effective way to reduce allergens in your home. A whole-home air filtration system becomes part of your HVAC system ductwork for efficient air purification. At Energy Saving Pros, we offer the AccuClean Whole-Home Filtration System, which filters air about seven times per day to provide up to 99.98% cleaner air throughout your entire home. 

Start Treating Your Indoor Air Today

If you’re interested in improving the indoor air quality of your home, contact Energy Saving Pros in Northern California. We offer a wide range of solutions for reducing air pollutants in your home, including duct cleaning, whole-home filtration, air purifiers, and attic insulation removal. Our Energy Advisors will help you find the best air purification solution for your home. Call 916-259-2501 today for a free consultation. 

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