We can regulate many things about our home to make it more comfortable. Our air conditioner and heating units help keep us cool when it’s hot out and warm when it’s cold out. But some things are a little more difficult to maintain, like the quality of your home’s air.
Americans spend about 90% of their day inside, and take about 20,000 breaths each day. If your home’s air quality is bad, not only will it make you uncomfortable in the place you spend the most time, but it could even lead to long-term health issues.
So what can you look for in your home? And how can you improve your home’s indoor air quality? Let the experts at BGE HOME help!
Diagnosing Poor Indoor Air Quality
Many homes have poor indoor air quality for a variety of reasons. From mold to pollen to pet dander and everything in between, there’s a good chance something could be negatively effecting your home’s indoor air quality.
Here are the major areas where your home’s air quality can be diminished:
- Bathroom: Your bathroom is a major sources of mold in your home. Mold can grow in and around your shower and sink, as well as in your shower curtains. Watching for black mold is essential in your bathroom.
- Bedroom: Of all the rooms in your house, you spend the most time in your bedroom. Keeping allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander, from your bedroom will help improve your air quality and quality of life.
- Living Spaces: Your living room and kitchen are great places for allergens and insects. Ensuring that these areas where you spend time relaxing and making food clean is essential to your home’s air quality.
How To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
There are several ways to improve your home’s air quality, the most important being constant and efficient cleaning. Keeping your home clean will keep the majority of allergens and irritants that harm your home’s air quality out.
Typically, vacuuming, cleaning with soap and water, and pest control will keep your home’s air quality in good shape. However, some irritants are difficult to keep out, meaning you need to more drastic measures.
A whole-house indoor air cleaner will help trap dust and other allergens before it has time to settle. Not only will this keep your home’s air quality high after cleaning, but it will preventatively make it better in between cleaning sessions. This will help reduce allergies during peak seasons and improve your health year-round.
Learn About Whole-Home Air Cleaners Today
Want to remove up to 99% of airborne impurities in your house? Contact the experts at BGE HOME for a whole-home air cleaner today.