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Expert Advice on Improving Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution is considered to be the largest environmental health threat in the world. In fact, it's responsible for over 7 million deaths each year.

For instance, it can cause pneumonia, emphysema, and other respiratory conditions. Not only that, but it can contribute to heart disease, lung disease, even cancer.

That's why it's important to pay attention to the air quality in your home. After all, no one wants to breathe in contaminants!

Need some tips for improving indoor air quality? We've got you covered. Keep reading for everything that you need to know!

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Want to improve the air quality in your home? Here are a few things that you might want to consider.

1. Monitor the Humidity Levels

Mold and mildew thrive in moist environments. Not only can they cause allergies, but they can also cause more severe reactions such as shortness of breath.

Considering that, you want to pay attention to the humidity in your house. Generally speaking, you want it to be around 35-45%. If necessary, you can always use a dehumidifier.

Watch out for leaks as well—they can easily cause mold growth. The sooner you call a plumber, the better!

2. Have Your HVAC System Inspected Regularly

Poor maintenance of your HVAC system can affect your indoor quality. For one thing, dust and other debris can easily accumulate in the ductwork.

The last thing that you want is to circulate polluted air throughout your home—so make sure that you get it inspected regularly by a plumber.

3. Clean the Floors

As a general rule, you want to clean the floors at least once per week. Remember, allergens such as pollen, dust, and pet dander can easily accumulate without you knowing.

Aside from mopping, you also want to use a vacuum cleaner—ideally one with a HEPA filter. They're able to trap particles so that they won't be released back into the air.

4. Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are devices that are designed to remove airborne contaminants such as pollen, dust, and pet dander. How do they work?

They pull the air in your home through a series of filters. From there, purified air is circulated back into the room. Just don't forget to replace the HEPA filter every 12 to 18 months!

5. Get Some Houseplants

Houseplants are more than just decorations—they can actually help purify the air in your home. More specifically, they're capable of absorbing toxins, including VOCs.

If anything, you just want to make sure that you don't water them too much. You don't want the plant-soil to be overly damp as that can actually promote the growth of harmful microorganisms.

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Improving Indoor Air Quality 

And there we have it—five tips for improving indoor air quality. As you can see, there's more than one thing that you can do!

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