Sun. May 22nd, 2022

How to make the indoor air cleaner

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We lock our homes when the temperature drops. This is good for our comfort, saving us money on heating bills. However, it can be detrimental to our homes’ air quality. Many smart strategies will allow you to breathe more easily and stay comfortable.

Bumper-to-bumper interstate traffic. Smoke from industrial plants. These are just some of the images we associate with air pollution. What about indoor pollution? Are you aware of how safe your indoor air quality is?

Indoor air pollution can be just as harmful or worse than outside. You’d think indoor air quality would be something that we’d hear more about, considering the average American spends 87% of their lives indoors. But don’t panic! You can improve indoor air quality by taking preventative measures and learning basic information.

Common air pollutants.

Many air pollutants can be brought into your home by pets, including dangerous gas leaks and contaminants. Carbon monoxide, a common pollutant in the air, is caused by natural gas escapes from your home and is not burned off. Lead particles and asbestos in older homes can cause lung damage. Mould and mildew in bathrooms and kitchens can be a problem as the moisture levels are higher than elsewhere in your home.

Spot Ventilation

Spot ventilation, also known as local ventilation, reduces the released pollutants and keeps them from spreading to other areas of the house. Cooking emissions can be mildly poisonous, even though you might not know it. The range hood allows steam and vapours to be directed outside your home.

Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger

A heat exchanger, also known as a heat recovery ventilator (or HRV), mechanically ventilates homes in cooler climates. It transfers heat from the home’s exhaust to the outside. You can install an air-to-air heat transferrin a central heating and cooling system or in walls or windows. Units mounted on walls or windows resemble air conditioners and can be used to ventilate a single room or an area.

Filters for the Mechanical Furnace, Conventional and Other

These filters collect dust, lint, and fibres coated with a viscous material. These filters can filter pollutants from the air at various levels, from low efficiency to high. As needed, clean or replace the filters.

Electronic Furnace Filters (Air cleaners)

The air is cleaned through a series of mechanical filters, electronically charged plates, chambers, or filters that trap dust like a magnet. These filters are more effective at removing pollutants than traditional filters.


Opening a window is one of the easiest ways to ventilate your house. If your heating and cooling needs are low, you can open windows to reduce humidity and odours.

You can control humidity in your home.

Conditions that are humid and moist can lead to mould and mildew, which can cause respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. The hot summer months can lead to extremely humid conditions, depending on where you live. A few dehumidifiers can help reduce humidity and prevent the growth of moulds. You have a wide range of humidifier options to help you maintain a consistent humidity level and provide comfortable living conditions.

Indoor plants can be purchased to freshen the atmosphere.

Plants can be nature’s natural air filter. A few indoor plants can make a big difference in indoor air quality and home decor. Small plants such as ferns or lilies (which can be grown indoors) are better options than larger palm trees for removing contaminants from the air.

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