Maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor living environment is vital for our well-being, particularly during the summer months when we spend more time indoors. One crucial aspect of a healthy home is the quality of the air we breathe. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health issues, including allergies, respiratory problems, and discomfort. However, with a few simple steps, you can significantly improve the air quality in your home this summer.

1. Keep Your Living Spaces Clean

Regular cleaning is essential to remove dust, dirt, and other pollutants that can accumulate indoors. Vacuum carpets, rugs, and furniture regularly using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap small particles effectively. Dust surfaces and mop floors with microfiber cloths to minimize the spread of allergens.

2. Ventilate Your Home

Proper ventilation helps to circulate fresh air and remove stale air, odors, and indoor pollutants. Open windows and doors when the outdoor air quality is good to allow for cross-ventilation. Utilize exhaust fans in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas to eliminate excess moisture and pollutants generated from cooking, showering, and drying clothes.

3. Keep Humidity Levels Under Control

High humidity can promote the growth of mold, mildew, and dust mites, while low humidity can lead to dryness and respiratory discomfort. Use a dehumidifier in damp areas such as basements or bathrooms to maintain humidity levels between 30% and 50%. In dry climates, a humidifier can add moisture to the air when necessary.

4. Limit Indoor Pollutant Sources

Identify and minimize the use of products that emit pollutants into the air. Common culprits include tobacco smoke, household cleaning products, air fresheners, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in certain paints, adhesives, and furniture. Opt for natural, non-toxic alternatives, or ensure adequate ventilation while using such products.

Contact Us Today!

At Arctic Air of Southern Utah in St. George, Utah, we provide indoor air quality services, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers for your home. Our friendly team also provides heating, cooling, and commercial services for the area. Contact Arctic Air of Southern Utah for more information today!

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