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A Breath of Fresh Air

6 Tips for Good Air Quality in the Home

The quality of the air you breathe can have a big impact on your health and the air inside your home can be even more polluted than the air outside. Since a lot of us spend most of our time indoors, it's important that we clean our indoor air making our homes a safe haven from the outside world. How is the quality of air inside your home? Is it stagnant, unmoving, and ready for germs to come in and make themselves comfortable? You can be proactive about keeping the air inside your home clean with these tips to improve your air quality.

6 Tips for Good Air Quality Inside

If you have allergies or are worried about keeping sickness out of your home, these simple tips will ensure that your home is well-circulated with healthy air to breathe. With more time spent at home, you want to be proactive in creating the most refreshing space for your family.

  1. Open the Windows: If you are aiming for fresh air, you can use the air that is right outside your home. Regularly opening your windows or setting your HVAC system to circulate can flow out the stagnant air inside and replace it with new air. The best part about it, fresh air is free. Even in the winter, find a time once a week that you can crack open some windows for 15-30 minutes and circulate the inside air.

  2. Change Air Filters: With the air blowing all summer or winter through your vents, it is vital to be proactive about changing the air filters in your home. As dust piles up in the filters, the air conditioning or heater can end up blowing dust all over your home and into the air you are breathing. When the filter is new, it will be clean and free to trap all of the dust particles and blow out clean, filtered air.

  3. Wash Clothes and Sheets: Dust mites can pile up on clothes and sheets and blankets that have not been washed in a long time. Regular cleaning of these items will reduce the amount of dust re-circulated into the air in your home.

  4. Vacuum and Dust, Including Furniture: If you have carpet, you may not be aware of how much dust is building up in a carpeted room. Even if the room is not used often, you must not forget to vacuum up the dust that builds up day-to-day. It is easy to see the dust that accumulates in the corners of the room if you have hard flooring. When you dust counters and surfaces and vacuum, it will prevent dust in the air. The same goes for furniture; when you sit on a couch, you don’t want dust wafting up into the air. Regular vacuuming of your furniture is a great idea to improve the air quality in your home.

  5. Scatter Houseplants: Live greenery placed around your home will automatically increase the air quality while adding the benefit of added oxygen. Some plants have better air purifying purposes than others, but all plants will provide better air quality.

  6. Use Bathroom, Kitchen, and Laundry Room Fans Regularly: The use of fans in the rooms that create the most moisture is vital. Fans are installed to decrease the chance of mold in your home. Mold can lead to terrible respiratory sicknesses if left untreated.

A lot of the focus can be on cleaning, which can lead to breathing in toxic chemicals. Cleaning is, of course, needed. But as you clean, remember to keep the airflow in your home fresh and breezy. It’s essential to be thinking about what you and your family members are breathing in daily.

Your home is important to us. Read more of our blogs for more tips on keeping your family safe and comfortable. If it is time to move and start fresh in a new home, we can answer any questions you may have on the real estate market or the market changes in your region.

At Blondin Real Estate we are always here to help, contact us!

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