Living through a pandemic has been complete with lessons about cleanliness and working harder to avoid germs. Aside from disinfectants and masks, a task that is often over looked is improving the airflow through your home. Good clean air throughout a house is directly tied to the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Clean air can prevent asthma, decrease the risk of ear infections, and other health issues, especially in infants and children.
Use the following tips to improve your home’s air quality and air flow.
1. Open Doors and Windows
When the weather is warm and the sun is out, opening our doors and windows will let fresh air and sunshine in and naturally ventilate the house. Some benefits of opening the windows and doors include:
• Pushing out pollutants
• Creating natural circulating air
• Saving money on air conditioning
• Removing allergens from the home
2. Turn on Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are more than decorative fixtures. They create air patterns that can cool an entire room and aid in circulating air through the house. They are also more energy efficient, better for the environment and help save on energy bills.
Ceiling fans should be purchased with the room size in mind, how much light (if any) it provides and how much energy it consumes. It’s important to your pockets that the unit is efficient all around!
3. Install Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans are mostly used indoors and mainly in the bathroom and kitchen. They pull moisture and unwanted odors out of the room or space, making them ideal for humidity or rooms that lack ventilation. They can be attached to your home’s heating and cooling system and aid in improving overall air circulation through those rooms.
4. Replace Air Filters
Air filters are screens that fit into the HVAC system and work to keep the air in your home clean. Air filters need to be changed according to their directions and should not be used past the expiration date. Air filters also benefit a home’s HVAC system by preventing excess debris and contaminants from running through it, making it another great way to enhance the air flow in your home.
5. Add Insulation and Ventilation to Your Attic
If your home has an attic, that space can be the culprit for mold, odors, moisture, and other hazards. These factors can contribute to stagnant air in your home. Installing insulation and ventilation will prevent any trapped moisture or mold from accumulating up there. This will extend the life of your roof and even add to the appeal when selling.
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If you’re ready to improve the air quality in your home, contact Monster Vac today! We offer free estimates and are happy to answer any questions you may have!