February 12, 2019
Pollution has been a major problem for decades now, but did you know your home can collect and house dangerous airborne chemicals? Indoor areas work as traps that catch and confine unhealthy pollutants. This means that the air you and your family are breathing could irritate your respiratory system or make you very sick. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to clean and purify the air in your home.
We’ve compiled some tips to help you improve your indoor air quality to create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for your family. For more information, visit our Indoor Air Quality page.
1. Get Plants to Clean the Air
According to Healthline.com, spider plants rid the air of formaldehyde and xylene, bamboo eliminates those and benzene, carbon monoxide, and chloroform, and areca palms erase trichloroethylene. A combination of several of these plants will give you a well-rounded dose of fresh oxygen.
2. Humidify to Increase Comfort
Too much or too little moisture in the air can create lasting problems. When the air contains too much humidity, must and mold spores can form, negatively affecting your respiratory health. On the other hand, too dry an environment causes chronic symptoms like sore throats and sinus irritation. Let Dwyer humidify your home for a balance of health and comfort.
3. Consider a UV Light Air Purifier
UV lights have been used to reduce airborne contaminants in medical settings for years. Now you can get this technology for your home, either in your air ducts or as a standalone system. Either one is a great choice, because it will reduce unhealthy particles such as mold spores from your home’s air.
4. Use Rugs to Stop Chemicals in their Tracks
Pollutants can be tracked into your home on boots, shoes, or paws. Place a thick doormat at each outside door to stop chemicals from being spread throughout your home on foot, and encourage your family members to take their shoes off while they’re inside.
5. Have a Dynamic Air Filter Installed
Do you ever smell an unpleasant scent when you turn on your heat or air conditioning? It could be a result of particle buildup in your vents. You would benefit from a dynamic air filter, which is an electric device that blocks particles from entering your HVAC systems. Whether it’s a furnace, boiler, or air conditioner, the air filter will catch particles that try to enter, preventing them from being circulated through your air.
Ready to make an indoor air quality improvement today? Contact Dwyer and let us know! We’ll be thrilled to help.