Healthy Indoor Air
With the country seeming to be more focused on their health and that of their families, you’d have thought that there would be more attention on the quality of the air inside our homes. This, however, doesn’t seem to be the case very much at all.
Apparently, they’re not as important as you thought.
An E.P.A. study done a few years back showed that the air quality in the average home can be up to five, count ’em, five times dirtier than the air outside. With figures like this, it’s surprising that most haven’t even thought about the air in their home’s be dirty, or unhealthy. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take to help the air in your home be as clean and healthy as possible.
First of all, be sure to open your windows. Sounds like common sense, huh? Well, you’d be surprised. One of the main factors in unclean indoor air is that the air doesn’t get circulated enough and begins to stagnate. This is easily solved by opening a few windows and getting some fresh air in.
Another suggestion to increasing the quality of your homes air is to get your air ducts cleaned. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “I’ve never thought about having them cleaned before…” If this is you, then you definitely need to have them cleaned. Over time, gunk and debris build up and clog the airways. They also get circulated throughout every room of your home. Oh, and the gunk I mentioned also includes possibly mold and even rodents and other animals, just so you know.
The last bit of advice we can give is to have an air purification system installed. They’re not that complicated anymore, and are pretty easy to obtain. Essentially, it’s an ultraviolet light that kills germs and bacteria in the air before it has a chance to get you sick. In fact, if you were to inhale one of these dead microbes, it would only serve to increase your immunity to them in the future.