Unusual Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The term indoor air quality typically refers to the air within and around a building or structure. Understanding the current state of the air quality within your home can help you to eliminate it and at least reduce its impact.

Poor indoor air quality can impact residents health immediately or years in the future.

Some of the health effects that most people experience as a result of poor indoor air quality include:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation

  • Headaches and dizziness

  • Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases

  • In extreme cases, people can suffer from heart disease and cancer

For most people, these side effects and illnesses go away when the cause of the indoor air quality is eliminated, although some issues end up as life long diseases.

UV Lights

This is the most traditional method of indoor air cleaning on this list, but it is still a newer method. UV lights work by killing the nucleus of the cell of the bacteria or virus as it passes in front of the light. This not only kills the cell, but it also keeps it from being able to reproduce or spread. You can install UV light purifiers throughout your home, but they can also be installed on the HVAC unit itself so that the air is cleaned before it is recirculated throughout your home.

Houseplants

We all know that plants naturally absorb carbon monoxide from the air, but did you know that some plants absorb other chemicals as well? Chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene are all found in common household items such as plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, detergents, and pesticides. By adding plants like bamboo palm, spider plant and peace lily to your homes interior decor you could simultaneously improve the look of your home and the air quality.

Cleaning

Even the simple task of regularly cleaning your home can significantly improve your indoor air quality. Dusting, vacuuming and wiping down furniture will make sure that there is no loose dust circulating throughout your home.

For all of your home’s air quality needs reach out to your local air quality experts. At All-Temp Heating & Cooling we can install a variety of air purifiers and other devices that will help to improve your homes air quality right away. Give us a call or visit our website for more information about the services we offer.

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