You may be surprised to learn that indoor air pollution can sometimes be worse than outdoor pollution. This is because enclosed spaces like homes and office buildings quickly accumulate unhealthy levels of pollutants. To keep your Lake City, Georgia, home’s indoor air quality healthy, follow these four simple steps.

Clean Regularly

Vacuuming regularly, mopping floors, and dusting will help keep dust mites, pet dander and pollen under control. This is particularly important if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. A vacuum cleaner that uses a HEPA filter is best for trapping allergens, and it won’t release them back into the air.

Ventilate Your Home

Ventilation helps move stagnant and contaminated air out and brings fresh air in. Simply opening a window or door at least once a day will help remove pollutants and improve your home’s air quality. Ventilation also prevents moisture buildup that turns your home into a breeding ground for bacterial growth that can cause illness. To ensure your home is always well-ventilated, consider installing a whole-house ventilation system like the Trane FreshEffects Energy Recovery Ventilator.

Use Green Cleaning Products

Household cleaning products contain an alarming amount of toxic chemicals. Furniture polish, air fresheners and detergents contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde. Baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and borax are natural and harmless cleaning products. You can also switch to eco-friendly cleaning products as alternatives. To help eliminate toxins from the air, add plants. Certain plants like bamboo palm, peace lily and Boston fern are excellent at absorbing toxins from the air.

Test Your Home’s Air

Most pollutants and toxins are invisible and odorless. Pollutants such as carbon monoxide and radon gas are highly toxic. Get your home’s air tested by a professional. Your local HVAC contractor can suggest ways to improve indoor air quality.

Corbin Comfort Systems provides air purifiers, ventilators and dehumidifiers to improve your indoor air quality. Call us at (770) 942-2873 to learn more.

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