02 Feb How to Improve Air Quality at Home
Now that New York winter has settled in and cold days will be around for a while, we are all spending more time inside. Even though opening windows and turning on fans may make you feel as if the quality of the air inside your home is good to go, dust particles, household chemicals, and allergens can still accumulate and be difficult to detect.
According to Harvard, most of the things that cause problems are odorless, so in many cases there’s nothing to alert you to a problem. Indoor air quality tends to be worse in the winter months because there is often no flow of fresh air from the outside, meaning allergens stay trapped inside. To help you improve your air quality at home, so you and your family are breathing fresh, clean air, keep reading for some top tips.
Keep your home clean and set up a regular schedule
While most people are used to spring cleaning, making sure your home is clean all year around is a great way to ensure you have a healthy house. Vacuuming carpets and area rugs and regularly cleaning bedding, drapes, blankets, and other things that can attract allergens can help you cut down on dust and animal dander. Creating a habit of regularly cleaning clutter and dusting your home can help you reduce the accumulation of any dust, mold, or pet dander that may cause your air to be unhealthy.
Open windows and let fresh air come in your home
Even when it is cold outside, breathing in fresh air can be incredibly healthy. If you’re not spending a lot of time outside, try opening your windows to allow outdoor air to come inside your home. When you stay inside too long, you are breathing the same air over and over and it therefore can get stuffy and/or stale. By stepping outside or letting fresh air inside your home during cold months (when going outside can be difficult), you’re helping improve the function and efficiency of every cell in your body.
Invest in an air purifier
Air purification solutions can help you breathe easier and enhance the quality of air in your home. Although it may feel like an expensive solution, there are actually several easy and affordable options to help you improve indoor air quality. To get a system installed in your home, you’ll want to work with a company like OSI Comfort Specialists.
At OSI, we sell and install High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration systems and complete UV light air cleaners that integrate with warm-air heating/central air systems in order to create an efficient air cleansing system for every room. Taking advantage of already existing systems, which routinely exchange large volumes of air, is a smart solution that helps to eliminate dangerous particles and provide safe, fresher air. To improve the quality of your indoor air and learn which type of humidifier would work best for you, give us a call at 516-763-1400 today!