Having a bad air day? The quality of the air inside your home could be making you and your family members sick, especially those who already suffer from respiratory problems. Find out how you can clean up your air to provide a healthier environment for your guests this holiday season:
What’s Causing Air Pollution?
There are a number of factors in your home that are contributing to poor indoor air quality whether you know it’s happening or not. Dust mites, pet dander and mold are building up on your floors and countertops each day and you probably can’t even see it. Additionally, space heaters ovens, furnaces, candles and fireplaces all release gases and other particulates into the air.
How Can You Improve It?
By paying attention to details and being proactive, you can easily increase the quality of the air inside your home. Try the solutions below:
Clean or replace your furnace’s filter monthly. We recommend using HEPA air cleaners which will help remove dust and other allergens from the air.
Opt for soy-based candles instead of paraffin wax. They burn cleaner and are healthier to breathe in. There are lots of holiday scented candles out there that will make your home smell like a winter wonderland.
Check your sprays. Lots of bathroom scents contain harmful chemicals that can make respiratory symptoms worse. You’re better off making your own natural air fresheners.
Consider having a whole-home air purification system installed. That’s where we come in! We’ll help you choose an affordable solution that will leave you with cleaner, fresher air inside your home all year ‘round.
At Uptown, our indoor air specialists have been providing quality solutions for Twin Cities – St. Paul residents for decades. We’re trusted in thousands of local homes and will provide services to meet your individual needs. Call us today at (612) 324-1004 to learn more.