Indoor air quality in homes has a major impact on the health of you and your family. This is especially true for people who have allergies or asthma. To ensure the health and well-being of you and your loved ones, here are a few tips for improving indoor air quality in homes.
Turn on the Air Conditioner
One way you can improve indoor air quality in your home is by turning on the air conditioner. The air filter removes allergens like dust mites and pet dander from the air as it passes through the unit. Just remember to replace the air filter regularly. A dirty filter won’t be able to remove airborne allergens as efficiently as a clean filter.
Ideally, you should change the air filter of your air conditioner at least once every few months. If you have pets in your home, the air filter should be replaced once a month.
Maintain a Healthy Level of Humidity
Another way you can improve the indoor air quality in your home is by maintaining a healthy level of humidity. Most allergens thrive in environments with high humidity. Therefore, you should use a dehumidifier to keep the humidity level in your home between 30 to 50 percent.
Other ways you can maintain a healthy level of humidity in your home include not overwatering houseplants and using an exhaust fan when cooking and bathing.
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