How Do I Improve My Air Quality

Home should be a place you are always looking forward to going to, as it offers comfort and serenity from the outside’s hustle and bustle. It is no wonder that most people look for ways to improve their home’s air quality. Pollutants from wall paints, dust, and chemicals from furniture pollute and lower the quality of the air we breathe in. Low-quality air predisposes the home’s occupants to health hazards such as lung complications. Low-quality air also aggravates asthma. Here are a few tips on how you can improve the air quality in your Louisiana home:

Ventilation

Opening up the windows and doors helps in air circulation and flow. It removes the stagnant air and replaces it with fresh air. Should you be living near the city, you might want to do this either early in the morning or late in the night when the air outside is less polluted. There are, however, devices that filter outside air so that it enters your home free of impurities.

Keep the indoors clean

Vacuuming and mopping the surfaces ensures that they are free of dust and dirt that pollutes the air. Ensure that the furniture is also clean and tidy.
Get some indoor plants – studies have indicated that indoor plants play a major role in purifying the air. Plants such as spider plants, Aloe Vera, snake plants, among others are ideal for this.

Keep your appliances properly maintained and serviced

Gas leakages are pollutants that lower your home’s air quality. Ensuring appliances such as gas ovens and boilers not only keeps them working optimally but also reduces chances of leakages.

Avoid smoking inside the house

Studies show that over 4,000 chemicals are contained in a cigarette, and that second-hand cigarette smoke is not any better. Getting rid of this habit would altogether be ideal, but if not possible, smoke and ask everyone else to smoke outside.

It also goes without saying that you should use the best appliances not only to control your home’s temperatures but also to improve its air quality. Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning is your ideal heating and cooling partner in the greater Baton Rouge area. Contact us today for all your HVAC needs.