Home air quality is not something many of us consider regularly. Whereas outdoor air pollution is regular concern for many Americans, the quality of the air we breathe in our own home is often neglected. And while indoor air quality should always be considered, it is especially important to review your home’s air quality during the winter months when your home is less likely to circulate outside air. Below are just a few ways to help you improve your home’s indoor air quality during the stuffy, winter months.
One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s air quality year round is to clean your house. By vacuuming your carpets, mopping your floors and eliminating dust, you can help reduce the amount of particulates trapped in your home. Particulates such as dust can build up quietly over time and slowly impact the quality of your air. And in the winter months when your home is generally closed up and your snow boots may track in small objects like rock salt, it is incredibly important that you are regularly cleaning your home. Read the rest of this entry »