Easy Ways to Improve Your Home's Air Quality

Did you know that 96% of homes tested in North America have at least one problem with indoor air quality? In fact, the air in many of these homes can be up to ten times more polluted than even the dirtiest of cities.

If you are looking for quick and easy ways to improve the air quality in your home, here are a few things you can try:

  • Invest in a HEPA air filter. If you want cleaner air, investing in an air filter is a good place to start. HEPA filters, in particular, have been tested and proven to remove 99.97% of harmful particles from the air.

  • Switch to natural cleaning products. Commercial cleaning products release harmful toxins when used. Ditch these and opt for natural ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and salt.

  • Implement a no-shoes policy. Leave your shoes at the door. Otherwise, they can track dirt, pollen, bacteria, and pesticides into your home.

  • Add house plants. NASA conducted a study that found certain houseplants can naturally remove harmful particles from the air. Among the best plants were English Ivy, bamboo, spider plants, and peace lilies.

  • Have your air ducts cleaned. Air ducts are a common hiding spot for pollutants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold. Make sure to have yours professionally cleaned every 3-5 years.

  • Make your home a no smoking zone. Everyone knows about the dangers of smoking, and the harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke can stick around in your house long after the smoking has stopped.

  • Control your moisture levels. Excess moisture almost always leads to mold, which can cause structural damage and health problems.

Trust the air quality experts at Air Treatment Company to remove the harmful pollutants from your Virginia home. We have a diverse selection of air purification system to meet the needs of every home and budget. If you live in Fairfax County or the surrounding area, give us a call today at (703) 270-0881.

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