There are certain things in our home that we as homeowners can easily take for granted. We feel very certain that when we turn the water on in the shower each morning, that hot water will indeed pour out. Or when we turn a light switch from on to off, that the previously lit room will be instantly extinguished. But, for our safety and well being, there are certain things that we should never assume are functioning properly.
Breathing is something we do countless times a day instinctively. Because we, of course, need to breathe in proper air in order to survive, we must make sure that the air we are breathing is of good quality. This is especially true in our homes, where we spend the most of our time.
There are ways to ensure that the air you are breathing in your home is the best possible quality. Here’s how you can keep an eye on your indoor air quality.
A Clean House Has a Big Impact
Hectic schedules and constant deadlines keep us busy, and it seems as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to come home and clean the house. But this is something that you have to make time for in order to guarantee your home has exceptional air.
Because various chemicals and allergens quickly accumulate in various areas of our home, they must be removed as regularly as possible. That means getting out the vacuum, mop, and dust rag a few times a week and making sure those instruments are properly cleaned as well.
Don’t Underestimate What a Floor mat Can Do
Having a large floor mat at the foot of every door is a great way to protect the air quality of your house. That’s because floor mats reduce the amount of dirt and pesticides people track into your home. It’s a quick and simple solution that will make a significant difference in improving the quality of air.
Keep an Eye on Your Humidity Level
Keeping your home’s humidity at around 30-50% helps keep dust mites and mold (which thrive on moisture) at bay. It’s also a wise idea to invest in a dehumidifier in your home if you don’t already have one to reduce the indoor pollen count.
Remember to Do Frequent Radon Testings
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas, but it poses a big health risk to you and your home’s inhabitants. The presence of radon, this radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, so it goes without saying that a high level of radon in your home is not good for your indoor air quality.
If it’s been a while since your home has been tested for radon, do so immediately. Testing is easy, quick, and inexpensive.
Temprite Air Conditioning cares just as much about the quality of air in your home as you do. For more information on ensuring indoor air quality or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (702) 323-5113 or reach us by email at email@example.com.