Boost Indoor Air Quality With a Room-by-Room Approach

Poor indoor air quality can aggravate allergies, asthma and other medical conditions. Even healthy people can suffer from nasal congestion, dry eyes, and other symptoms caused by airborne allergens. Improving indoor air quality throughout your home starts by taking action room by room.

In the Bedroom

Improving the air inside your bedroom is very important. The linens on your bed can trap allergens. You should wash your bedding once a week in hot water to kill dust mites and remove allergens.

Pet dander, a common allergy trigger, can also accumulate in your bedding. Keeping pets outside the bedroom will minimize the presence of dander.

In the Kitchen

Wipe down the counters after cooking, and try not to leave dishes with food or food remnants in the sink or dishwasher. Use a trash can with a lid that securely latches. These measures will help to prevent stale food odors from spreading throughout your home. In addition, they will help to keep pests away since pests such as gnats and cockroaches are attracted to food debris and trash. Using the exhaust fan over the stove will help to remove food odors and the excess moisture associated with cooking.

In the Bathroom

Moist, humid conditions are ideal for Mold growth. Bathrooms are especially prone to mold growth due to the high levels of moisture that linger after taking a bath or shower. Use the exhaust fan to remove moisture lingering in the air.

In the Basement

Basements are another prime location for water leaks, pests and mold growth. Fixing leaks will help to keep problems to a minimum. If there is lingering moisture in the air, use a dehumidifier to dry out the space. Also, make sure the clothes dryer is properly vented to the outside.

Improving indoor air quality throughout your home will help to keep you and your family healthy year-round. Check out WA Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality solutions or call 936-594-5603 for more information.

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August 19, 2015 8:32 pm