Who amongst us does not love coming home to a comfortable living room? Very few. When you’re sealed up inside, hiding from the heat or freezing cold, it can be easy to ignore stale indoor air or a bit of dust in the air. For those with allergies or respiratory problems, such as asthma, poor indoor air quality, especially during the winter, can be a detriment. Most airborne contaminants are odorless and invisible, though. Unless you’re coughing and sneezing regularly, you may not realize your home’s indoor air quality is lacking. But you have a chance to fix the problem. Here is how to improve indoor air quality in your home.
Keep Your Home Clean
First and foremost, the best method to improve indoor air quality is to keep a clean home. It’s unlikely you can eliminate every allergen in the home, but you can reduce their numbers drastically. A few simple changes and regular cleaning can make a world of difference.
- Vacuum the carpets and area rugs once per week with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum. If you have hard surfaces, such as hardwood flooring, your allergen problem is already reduced!
- Thoroughly clean all bedding, drapes, and other fabrics that tend to attract allergens – especially if there are pets in the home.
- Clear out some of the excess clutter around the home, as it traps dust and dirt.
Your home’s ventilation system is the first line of defense against poor indoor air quality. A localized bathroom or kitchen exhaust fan can help remove contaminants from the room, thereby increasing outdoor air ventilation rates while a door or window is open.
If your home has an attic, the confined space is likely a haven for dust and mites. You need a functioning ventilation system leading from the attic, through the roof, to the outdoors. This system will help reduce humidity and airborne contaminants at the same time.
Take steps to improve your indoor air quality with proper roofing ventilation and interior cleaning techniques. Call Paradigm Roofing for ventilation services at 972-542-7774!