What is the Fastest Way to Improve Air Quality in my Home?

We all need oxygen to survive, but many people don’t realize that the air that we breathe can have a significant impact on the quality of our health. This is especially true for people who are particularly young, old or who have pre-existing health conditions like asthma, heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Without regular cleaning, all homes can become dirty and, in some areas, such as those parts of the country that are particularly dusty or heavily polluted, this can happen very quickly. Any sort of dust, dirt, or other debris that accumulates in your home can begin to affect the quality of the air in your indoor environment.


However, it isn’t only dirt and dust that can affect air quality, other contributing factors include:

  • Germs, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens

  • Using air fresheners

  • Decorating or cleaning (which creates chemical fumes)

  • Burning candles

  • Smoking


If the quality of your air at home is compromised, you could quickly start to see it impacting your health and wellbeing.


Signs of poor air quality at home

The following are just some of the symptoms that have been associated with poor indoor air quality:

  • Dry eyes

  • Irritated eyes, nose, and throat

  • Frequent headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sinus congestion

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Dizziness

  • Increased allergies


If you experience any of these, particularly if they are worse when you are inside your home, it could be that your air quality is poor. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help.


Here are our tips on the fastest ways to improve air quality in your home.


Open your windows as much as possible

If you can, let fresh air in and stale air out. It’s especially valuable to do this when humidity levels are high as the air outside is likely to be cooler than the air in your home (unless you are using an air conditioner).


Buy an air purifier

Unsurprisingly, many people who suffer from poor air quality at home choose to buy an air purifier. This is a special piece of technology that is designed to remove contaminants from the air. However, for purifiers to be truly effective, you also need to vacuum regularly and change the filters that are present in any home HVAC system.


Vacuum regularly, especially if you have pets

Vacuuming is the single housework task that can make the biggest difference to air quality in your home. This is because carpets and flooring are ideal for trapping allergens, especially things like dust and pet dander, and these can remain present in your home for a very long time unless they are trapped in a vacuum. It’s worth investing in a great vacuum cleaner since they can pick up twice as much dust as cheaper brands.


Minimize your use of chemicals


Although it’s probably not possible to avoid all products containing chemicals, you can definitely consider switching to brands that are less polluting and that contain fewer toxic substances. When it comes to choosing cleaning products, choose cream cleaners over sprays and scentless or low scent varieties. As a rule of thumb, the less scented something is, the better it is likely to cause toxicity and affect your air quality.

Consider using technologically advanced solutions for keeping your home surfaces bacteria-free

For your air quality to be truly superior, you need to have a home that is as clean as it possibly can be. To achieve this, you could consider using a technological solution like our Healthy Build plans. Our technology targets eliminate and prevent further growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and other known contaminants that could be affecting the air inside your home.


We ensure maximum cleanliness and air quality using a state-of-the-art electrostatic sprayer and submicron air filtration system, along with the application of a long-term antimicrobial later of protection. Evaluation of your air quality ahead of treatment and continued testing after helps to show the level of improvement and enables you to schedule further treatments when required.


For more advice on how to improve the air quality in your home, or to find out more about our healthier environment living program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us today (561) 747-5758.

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