In the past, many people spent the majority of their days outdoors farming in the fields, and even when they went inside, they usually left the windows open in order to keep the house cool. In contrast, today, most of us spend the majority of our time indoors and rely on air conditioning for cooling, and this means that the quality of our indoor air can have a significant impact on our health. Our team at Integral Choice Corp. specializes in helping our clients improve their indoor air quality, and in this article, we will go over a few things you can do to start improving your air quality right now.
• Change Your Air Filters. One thing you can do to keep your indoor air clean is to regularly change the air filters in your ventilation system. These filters are designed to capture dust and other allergens to prevent them from circulating throughout your building, but they can only capture so much before they are rendered useless. By changing your air filters on a regular basis, you will significantly improve your indoor air quality.
• Get Your Ducts Cleaned. In addition to changing your air filters, you should also have your air ducts professionally cleaned every so often in order to improve your indoor air quality. Over time, dust and other irritants build up inside your ducts, and since air continually circulates through them, you will be breathing these irritants in. Having your ducts cleaned is a great way to keep your air cleaner and improve its quality.
• Use Proper Ventilation. A third thing that you can do to improve your indoor air quality is to use the ventilation systems in your kitchen and bathroom to remove harmful chemicals and excess moisture from the air. Kitchen ventilation is especially important for anyone who has a gas stove, as gas-powered cooktops can produce carbon monoxide and other dangerous chemicals. Similarly, it’s important to remove excess moisture from the air in your bathroom to discourage mold growth.