When is the last time you thought about the indoor air quality in your home? May is Clean Air Month, which means now is the perfect time to evaluate your home’s air quality and take steps to improve it. Today we’ll address a few strategies you can use to clean and purify the air in your home.
Open Your Windows More Often
After a long winter, you may have gotten into the habit of keeping your windows sealed up tight at all times. Now that spring has arrived, consider leaving your windows open on nice days so that stagnant indoor air can be replaced with fresh air from outside. This can reduce concentrations of dust and contaminates like VOCs in your home. Just be careful not to leave your windows open on days when the pollen count is especially high if you suffer from seasonal allergies.
Replace Your Furnace Filter Regularly
The filter in your HVAC system’s furnace is designed to remove a variety of contaminants from the air in your home. Modern furnace filters can effectively remove dust, pet dander, smoke and more from the air. Furnace filters need to be replaced about once every three months, however, to function at optimal efficiency.
Use Houseplants as Supplemental Air Filters
Doing something as simple as adding houseplants to your home can have a beneficial impact on your indoor air quality. But don’t just choose any old houseplants. Instead, try to find plants that are known for their air-purifying abilities. Some good examples include bamboo palm, English ivy and peace lily plants.
Dust and Vacuum Every Week
Dusting and vacuuming once a week will not only keep your home looking its very best, but also remove dirt and dust particles that can become airborne contaminates if left unchecked. A few minutes of vacuuming each week can go a long way toward improving the air quality in your home!
At Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, our radon testing services are designed to detect one of the most dangerous airborne contaminates you may encounter as a homeowner. To learn more about how radon testing can protect your family’s health, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!