How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

In celebration of National Indoor Air Quality Month, we’re challenging you to take a look at your homes, businesses, and anywhere else you’re spending time indoors and consider how you can improve the quality of the air you breathe in these areas.

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants in the building.

Why is it important?

The average American takes 21,600 breaths each day and spends about 90% of their time indoors. The quality of your indoor air can have a critical effect on your health. Common complaints related to poor indoor air quality include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

What can you do to improve it?

1. Keep it clean

Regular surface cleaning can help cut down on the accumulation of common irritants such as pet dander and dust BUT remember to check your labels to ensure you are cleaning with products free of VOCs, fragrances, and flammable ingredients.

2. Change your filters

It is important to change your air filters regularly (every 3 months) for them to work properly and continue to trap the dust and other airborne irritants in your indoor spaces instead of recirculating them.

3. Invest in an air purifier

An air purifier can help remove smaller particles from the air that may be triggering your allergies or other symptoms. Using an air purifier in your indoor spaces will ensure that the air inside is as clean as possible.

4. Bring the outdoors in

Did you know that the air outside is actually cleaner than the air inside? Opening your windows allows fresh air to move into indoor spaces and potential air contaminants to move out. A few house plants can also work with your air purifier to absorb some of the indoor pollutants like CO2.

 

To learn more about Indoor Air Quality and how you can create Clean Air Zones in your home or business with Air Purifiers, Contact Us now or call (855) 927-1386.