Your air conditioned house offers a cool retreat from the muggy outdoors once summer temperatures start to climb. However, to get the full effect, you need to make sure that when you come inside, you’re not bringing the worst of outdoor air conditions with you – and adding to the poor air quality with indoor pollutants. Dust mites, mold, and bacteria can all thrive inside the home, and common household cleaners often contain toxic chemicals that can circulate throughout your house. These airborne irritants can aggravate allergies, fatigue, and asthma. Over time they can even lead to far more serious conditions like heart disease and cancer.
There are some simple steps you can take to breathe better at home. You can take charge of your health and your air quality by adjusting your cleaning schedules and switching to green household cleaners. Watch out for so-called air purifiers that add ozone, which can irritate your lungs, to the air. You should also eliminate conditions that let bacteria thrive. Make sure ducts and air filters are clean and clear by scheduling a visit from your HVAC professional. Keep humidity outside where it belongs by installing a humidity monitor and ensuring that your air conditioning system is running smoothly.
Make your home a great place to breathe this summer with some easy, everyday methods to improve indoor air quality. Let the infographic below, originally published by Malek Service, take you through every room in the house and show you better ways to breathe easy this summer.