How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
The time is near for you to bunker down inside and stay warm inside your home. Before you settle in and get comfortable, you’ll want to make sure your indoor air quality is good enough. One of the best ways to be proactive and keep your indoor air quality high this winter is to start the winter off with a clean home. While cooler weather may make you want to curl up under a blanket, taking a little time to clean your home is well worth the effort.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your indoor air quality from affecting your health this winter:
Clean and rotate your mattress
While it’s not a pleasant thought, your mattress may harbor all sorts of nasty odors and bacteria. Cleaning your mattress can prevent being exposed to those pathogens.
Clean your ceiling fan blades
Your ceiling fan blades are basically dust traps if you’re not constantly using them. While you should ensure they’re switched to the correct setting to help move air throughout your home, you also want to make sure the blade are free of dust and dirt build up after the summer.
Get rid of dust bunnies
While you should regularly dust around your home to get rid of layers of grime that may be affecting your air quality, you also want to take notice if you’re things are collecting more dust than usual or at a fast rate. Excessive dust means that your furnace filter isn’t doing it’s job and therefore needs to be replaced. Your furnace filter is there to trap particles before they circulate through your home.
Don’t wear your shoes around your home
Make sure you have a pair of slippers or socks next to the main entrance of your home so that you’re not tracking dirt and allergens throughout your home. Not only will this help to improve your indoor air quality, it also means you won’t need to clean your floors as often.
Deep clean your carpet
Just like ceiling fan blades and your mattress, your carpet can hold onto bacteria. Deep cleaning your carpets at least once a year will ensure those particles get out of your home.