4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home's Air Quality - Parker & Sons
Indoor air quality

After a long day outside, the last thing you want is to come home and deal with air that’s far more polluted than outside!

Studies carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that air pollution indoors may be up to 100 times worse than it is outside. And not taking care of your indoor air could be much worse for your health. It could cause:

  • Allergy flare-ups
  • Asthma attacks
  • Nasal and eye irritation
  • Headaches and more 

Luckily, there are a few ways you can combat indoor air pollution. So here are four ways you can improve the air quality in your home.

Try to minimize pollutants

It’s always easier to prevent a problem than it is to solve it. But, many things contribute to indoor air pollution, and a couple of ways you can cut down on them!

Some of the most common culprits of indoor air pollution include:

  • Dust
  • Pet fur
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Pollen
  • Insecticide

Dust, pollen, and pet fur can’t be eliminated entirely. But they can all be drastically reduced with proper home cleaning tactics.

Abolishing smoking indoors can combat secondhand smoke. And finding natural alternatives to insecticides cuts down the need for the chemical variant.

Change your air filter

Though it may look like it at first glance, A/Cs and other HVAC units don’t bring fresh air into your home. Instead, they recycle already present air and then circulate that recycled air back around the house.

When the air filter is full of dust and pollen captured over a long period, the air your HVAC system circulates is no longer clean and debris free. And it will leave you with stuffy, polluted air.

Crack open a window

Sometimes the best way to get rid of stuffy air is to let some fresh breeze in. And the best way to do this is to throw open a few windows in your home.

After a good cleaning, airing out your home may be the easiest way to get rid of excess pollutants that may be lingering around.

The catch to this is that you’ll need to ensure that the outdoor air is clean. Otherwise, you’ll just be making the problem worse.

Invest in an air purifier

If all else fails and the air in your home is still hard to breathe, then it may be time to invest in an air purifier.

Air purifiers do exactly what the name says – clean the air in your home. But it can only do this effectively if you pair it with other methods of pollution control, like cleaning and airing.

The Air Scrubber eliminates as much as 99.9% of the dangerous contaminants that are in the air inside your home. The Air Scrubber is a revolutionary new device that scrubs the air inside your home of hazardous pollutants like bacteria, viruses, mold spores, dust mites, and allergens. It also reduces odors, smoke, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

So if you’re looking for ways to improve your indoor air quality, take our advice – and also consider the Air Scrubber! Contact us online or give us a call! (602) 273-7247

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