We don’t really think about it, but the quality of the air inside our homes is just as important as the air you breathe when you are outdoors. This is the air that we breathe daily, sleep in, and eat in. We basically spend most of our time breathing the air in our home rather than the air outside so it is quite important that we make sure the quality of our indoor air is at least up to standard. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your air quality stays at healthy levels in your home:
Check for adequate ventilation
Damp, humid environments are great for growing mold, which is terrible for your air quality. You want to make sure that moisture can easily escape out of your home, especially in wetter rooms like the bathroom or your kitchen. If your living areas are having issues with proper ventilation, you may want to get a good air conditioner or a dehumidifier, which will circulate the air indoors in order to reduce humidity without affecting the indoor temperature of your room.
Try to keep rooms dry
You will want to be diligent in keeping your living areas dry. You will want to try to dry out your area after use because mold can grow within 24 hours. While you are showering, you will want to keep the exhaust fans running, even up to 30 minutes after you shower to ensure the area gets dry enough to avoid mold.
Purchase an air quality meter
You can install or buy one of these meters for your home in order to make sure that there are no dangerous levels of gases like carbon monoxide in your home. There are also meters that can calculate allergens and other metrics of air quality for you. Look into your options of meters and see if any of them suit your individual needs.
Use products that fight against mold
Whether you are building a new home or renovating it, there are tons of anti molds products that you can choose from. Other than that, there are many mold-resistant paints and insulators you can use to prevent mold from becoming a huge issue in the first place. If you are renovating, you will definitely want to look into any additions you can make to your home in order to stop mold buildup.
Watch your indoor plants
Indoor plants are great for improving your air quality, as some have air filtering properties, but they are also a great breeding ground for molds. To avoid mold from growing in your plant trays, make sure to water them just enough, while also keeping the plant tray free from any stagnate water. Add a little bit of antifungal substance into these trays if it is helpful as well.
Maintain your air con and dehumidifier
You should regularly replace and clean your filters in your air conditioners as well as your dehumidifiers to make sure that they are working efficiently and are working as they should. Try to set regular maintenance appointments to ensure that your filters are always clean and your equipment is working efficiently.
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