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3 Ways To Help Keep The Air In Your Home Clean

by Amy Henry

Minimizing indoor air pollution is something many people don't give a lot of thought to beyond the obvious fixes such as not allowing smoking. However, there are other contributory factors to bad indoor air quality. Airborne fungal spores and pollen, dust mites, certain types of household products containing chemical compounds, and carbon monoxide produced by fireplaces, woodstoves, gas ranges, and space heaters are examples of other causes of bad indoor air quality. Following are three ways that you can help keep the air in your home clean:

Grow Houseplants

NASA began researching houseplants as a way to improve indoor air quality. Their findings have shown that certain types of plants clean the air by filtering out unhealthy compounds. Choose from common houseplants such as aloe vera, Boston ferns, philodendrons, ivy, peace lily, and African violets. These plants are all fairly easy to grow in most indoor environments, and some, like aloe vera, have added benefits -- you can get relief for a burn by breaking off one of the tips of an aloe vera plant and applying it directly to the affected area. If you're concerned that you don't have enough natural light in your indoor living space to allow houseplant to thrive, there are several types such as peace lilies and certain types of philodendrons that do well in low light. 

Be Diligent About Your Floors

Keeping your floors as clean as possible help keep indoor air pollution levels down. You and other household residents track in all sorts of things on your shoes -- pollen, pet dander, and assorted other substance that can contribute to indoor air pollution. Vacuum often using a HEPA filter as well as sweep and mop household floors on a regular basis.

Keep Your Filters Clean and Clear

Dirty filters are one of the biggest culprits in indoor air pollution. The filters do their job by trapping particulates such as pollen grains, pet dander, dust mites, and even mildew and mold spores. However, there comes a tipping point where the filters become too full to do their jobs and end up blowing these particulates all over the house instead. Always check your air conditioning filters during spring before you use your system, and check your furnace filters in fall before the seasonal temperatures have you turning up the thermostat. In some cases, filters may have to be changed during the middle of the season to keep indoor air quality as good as possible. 

Contact a company like Tailor Made Maintenance Inc for more information and assistance.