While we often think of pollution as a problem that occurs primarily in big cities, it’s common for the air quality in residential homes to be worse than the outside environment. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with four easy ways to improve your home’s air quality.
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Did you know that candles, soaps, and fragrances can all be irritating to the lungs? Many of these products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some of which can have long-term health effects. U.S. safety regulations require that manufacturers list adverse skin effects, but they’re not required to list inhalation effects. Do your best to fill your home with organic scents whenever possible, and try to crack a window if you’ll be burning candles or other synthetic fragrances.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that significantly increases your risk of developing lung cancer and other respiratory issues. In fact, radon is currently the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Testing for radon is inexpensive and easy to do, so make it a priority to test your home in the near future.
Nobody likes vacuuming and dusting, but these household chores are essential to maintaining fresh, clean air. Pet dander, dust, chemicals, and other toxins can all remain in your home for months, so make an effort to clean your home weekly with a quality vacuum. Units with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, for instance, are exceptionally good at picking up and trapping harmful particles.
Dust mites, mold, and allergens thrive when humidity levels are low. Colorado is notorious for its dry air — especially in the winter, when the furnace is running at full capacity — and installing a whole-house humidifier is one the best ways to improve the air quality in your home. The ideal humidity range falls anywhere between 35 and 50 percent, and our humidifiers can be precisely programmed to help you make your home as comfortable as possible. Many of our customers report that their allergies are less severe, they get sick less often, and that their complexions improve after they’ve installed a whole-house humidifier, so get in touch with a member of our team to learn more about this amazing product!
We hope that today’s post will help you improve your home’s air quality in the coming weeks and months. If you’d like to learn more about whole-house humidifiers, get in touch with a member of Pure Air Solutions by calling 720-408-5893 or by filling out the form below. We look forward to speaking with you soon!