5 Simple Ways to Limit Indoor Air Pollution


How to reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Air quality is not something that most people think about on a regular basis but it is worth considering. You are probably already aware that the environment is becoming polluted through the use of a variety of products and chemicals.

You may think that the quality of the air in your house is generally good, but all the toxins in the outside can and do come in.

Fortunately there are 5 simple steps you can take to limit the indoor air pollution:

  1. Replace Your Air Conditioner

Today’s air conditioners are much more efficient than the older models. They will reduce your energy bills, improve the cooling off your home and they have an array of filters built into them to prevent air pollution entering your home.

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You simply need to take a look at some air conditioning supplies to locate the right new product for your home. Choose one with UV light to kill bacteria and one that filters allergic components.

  1. Check Your Filters

Having got an air conditioning unit you need to maintain it. Regardless of what the manufacturer has said you will probably find it a good idea to change your air filters at least every 3 months, if you already have allergies you should plan to do them every month.

This will not just keep your air cleaner; it will help to prolong the life of your air conditioning unit.

  1. Clean The Ducts

The ventilation ducts attached to your air conditioning unit will fill with dust and damp. This makes it an attractive place for an array of bacteria to call home. You’ll also find pet hair, pet dander and an array of pollutants.

Clean the ducts regularly to avoid this build u and protect your air quality.

  1. Vacuum Vents

Just as the ducts build up a variety of dust and other polluting particles so will the vents on your air conditioning unit. It doesn’t matter how hard the machine works if your vents are dirty then it will be achieving very little!

Give them a quick vacuum every day to help keep them clean.

  1. UV Technology

You can actually add UV technology to your existing air conditioning unit. This is a relatively recent development but has been found to be exceptionally good at killing bacteria.

The additional system won’t just use UV light to kill harmful bacteria; it will also have additional filters to trap dust and small particles of debris; helping to keep your home pollution free.

Of course you can and should cut down your own use of chemicals to minimize what you are putting into the atmosphere. But the simple fact is that you can’t control everything else that is going into the environment.

You need a good air conditioning system and to apply these tips to ensure that you have the least amount of air pollution in your home as possible.

Dust, mold, debris and an array of bacteria can be harmful to you and your family’s health, but they don’t have to be.

Erin Emanuel