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3 Most Common Reasons Your Air Quality is Poor, and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Kate Morgan on Jan 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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The air quality of your home can have diverse effects on your health.

If the air quality in your home is poor, you should be ready to face different ailments which mostly include respiratory issues and allergies.

People mostly are concerned with enhancing the heating and cooling capacity of their appliances while ultimately compromising on the air quality of their home.

However, some people love their families and want to save them from these fatal diseases and are concerned about knowing the reasons of poor air quality.

In this article, we will be discussing the grounds of poor air quality and some ways to avoid them to improve the air quality.

Reasons and solutions for common problems:

  • Dust
  • Air Filtration
  • Proper Ventilation

 

1. Reason #1 dust

Dust is not just a problem in the summer or dry weather problem.

In reality, it is around the clock issue. Dust is everywhere and plays a vital role in deteriorating the air quality. It is the biggest cause of allergies and skin irritation.

Dust can also reduce the heating and cooling ability of the appliances by entering the ducts. T

he best way to avoid dust is by keeping the doors and windows shut and proper dusting. You should not act like a lunatic with a cloth in hand all the time.

Dust your home at regular intervals say after two days.

Regular dusting will not allow the allergens to stay longer in your home and worsen the air quality. 

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2. Reason #2 Air Filtration

Air filters are supposed to improve the air quality but undervalued, and expired air filters can also make the air quality worse.

Air filters have a particular life, and when they exceed their life, they lose their effectiveness. It is better to keep up with the life of the air filters.

You can also use electronic air filters which provide better air quality. You can also use services like duct cleanings and products like UV light object purifiers.

And if you want more improved care, you should consider installing an air scrubber. An air scrubber is a device that removes particles, gasses, or chemicals from the air through out your home thus improving air quality. 

3. Reason #3 proper ventilation

Ventilation plays a vital role in improving the air quality.

With proper ventilation, fresh air enters the house, and contaminated air is exhausted outside.

You should have windows opened in your house or at least of a single room. This will also enhance the lighting of your home while improving the air quality.


These are three major reasons of poor air quality in a home.

Avoiding these will have a positive impact on your lives and improved health.

Besides these reasons, there are other reasons too. Some of them are the use of personal care products like perfumes and deodorants, smoking, woodwork, bacteria, harmful gasses and paint job.

These cannot be avoided entirely, however, adopting the above measures can help you cope with them easily. 

What do you think? 

We mentioned a recommendation of dusting every two days.  Do you think that is too little or too much? Do you have any concerns about indoor air quality and allergens in the home?  How about duct cleanings how often do you get yours cleaned? 

 


 

Topics: Indoor Air Quality