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7 Ways To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

7 Ways To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

Air pollution is one of the most significant issues the world has been facing for decades. Although there’s been a substantial amount of regulations implemented that are trying to cut the pollution down to normal levels, it still feels like the air we breathe in is heavily polluted more often than not. 

One shocking statistic suggests that humans lose at least 1-2 years of their lifespan due to inhaling polluted air. Another one says that 90% of the planet breathes polluted air daily. That’s 6.9 billion people each day that are inhaling toxic air pollutants.

While there’s been a heavy discussion about outside pollution, no one’s batting an eye on indoor air quality. 

Is The Air Inside Of Our Homes Less Or More Polluted?

Research shows that the air inside of our homes can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside of them. While we individually may not have that much of an impact on the outside air pollution, contrary to the popular belief, there are certainly ways to improve the air inside our homes.

Indoor Air Quality Has A Major Impact On Our Health

Indoor air quality has become a significant topic these days. All of a sudden, there are quite a lot of these articles floating around the internet. How to purify the air inside of your home feels like an inevitable topic. Scientists and doctors worldwide are trying to encourage people to take better care of themselves and their homes. Quite literally, the air that we breathe inside our own houses can be detrimental to our health.

Unhealthy indoor air quality can cause issues such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Irritation of the nose, ears, and throats
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory diseases

It’s necessary to try at least to make our home a safer place for ourselves. Here’s what we can do.

What Can We Do To Make Our Homes Less Polluted?

Even before the pandemic, the average US citizen spent nearly 90% of their time inside their home. We are quite curious about the current numbers. During these tough times, people started to care much more for their bodies and surroundings. This pandemic has brought to light just how unhealthy the whole world population has become and how actively we have tried to think about that issue. One thing’s certain is that we first must make an impact on our own surroundings. Here are a few things we can do to improve the quality of the air inside our homes:

Indoor Plants Can Freshen Up The Inside Of The Home

Most, if not all, of us, already know that plants are nature’s air filters. Plants can absorb many pollutants floating around the air. Try to buy a few plants and see what they will do to your home aside from being a decoration. Small plants which bloom indoors are some of the best options on the market. Get at least one plant and freshen up your home forever.

Buy An Air Purifier

Air purifiers bring a breath of fresh air into our lives. It’s pretty impossible to notice an air purifier’s effect until you get one. They, indeed are a wonder of modern-day technology. Invest in the best air purifiers since they remove almost 100% of pollutants floating around your home. However, if you’re on a budget, there are still good options for the dollars you’re willing to spend. Get yourself an air purifier and make your home pollutant-free.

Open The Windows Of Your Home

Yeah, it might seem a bit obvious, but this is probably the cheapest option for air quality improvement. And even then, some people still don’t use it to their advantage. Opening the windows of your place immediately affects the air inside. When fresh oxygen comes in, you reduce the humidity, and all the pollutants go outside.

Change The Filters Regularly

We cannot stress this one enough. If you want to ensure that your A/C unit is working up to its full capabilities, you need to maintain it regularly. This means changing the filters, which trap dust, allergens, and pollutants. While the A/C is working and bringing the cold air inside your place, it’s filtering all those pollutants, and eventually, the filters fill up and stop doing their job. Always change your A/C filters because they will make your place much healthier.

Clean Your Air Ducts

Air ducts’ job is to provide a comfortable climate all over the house. Over time, all kinds of particles can get trapped inside of the air ducts and reduce the air quality inside the house. Call Hansen Family Plumbing and Air to check the air ducts at your place. We will maintain the air ducts and ensure they’re installed properly. Whether you need a fix for the issue or a check-up, we’re at your disposal. Call us now!

Inspect The Boiler And Cooker Inside Of Your Home

Call Hansen Family Plumbing and Air right now so we can check the status of your boiler and cooker. We need to ensure that no gas leakage can potentially harm you and your family. Carbon Monoxide is one of the silent killers in this world. We don’t want to hear about another Carbon Monoxide tragedy.

Clean And Vacuum Your House Regularly

Keep your house clean. A clean house is a healthier house. When you clean your house, you reduce the impact of dust, mold, and pollutants trapped inside the property. Vacuum the carpets and rugs inside the home because they usually hide some of the nastiest particles inside your house. Clean them every week and they’ll keep improving the air quality of your home.

Eventually, whatever you do, we advise our readers and clients to contact us so we can at least inspect the house you’re living in. Our expert team can give you more advice to tackle this prevalent issue.

Hansen Family Plumbing and Air – From Our Family To Yours

Hansen Family Plumbing and Air is a family-owned and operated plumbing and HVAC service company ready to tackle any issue relating to our expertise. Through many years of service in the local communities, we established a great relationship with our clients and positioned ourselves as the leading plumbing and HVAC company in Tempe and the Greater Phoenix Area. 

Our company provides a wide variety of plumbing and HVAC services in the Greater Phoenix Area. If you need our services, don’t hesitate to call us. We’re here to help you live your life to the fullest. Call us at (602) 805-4836 or schedule a visit online. Let our family help your family!

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