16 Ways to Improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

In light of the cooler weather causing people to stay inside more it’s important to know how to get the best indoor air quality possible.  Below are a few tips to get you started.

1 Bring in some plants and shrubs (plants give off fresh oxygen)

2 Don’t smoke indoors

3 Take off your shoes when you enter your house or at least wipe them off

4 Replace/Clean your furnace and air filters

5 Use and clean ventilating fans

6 Use safe cleaning products (natural cleaning products that contain no volatile organic compounds or toxic chemicals)

7 Vacuum and dust regularly (keeping a clean house can be especially beneficial to those with asthma)

8 Store toxic compounds outside

9 If you have pets – brush them regularly, if you have a cat keep the litter box stored in an enclosed area

10 Encase your mattress and pillows to protect against dust mites (wash your bedding at least once a month; it really should be done once a week)

11 Take steps to ensure that your home remains mold free

12 Consider getting an Air Purification System

13 Consider getting a Germicidal Light

14 Consider getting Ventilators (you can get Heat Recovery Ventilators HRV and/or Energy Recovery Ventilators ERV)

15 Consider getting Electronic air cleanser EAC’s and high efficiency air filters and humidifiers

16 This one may not improve your air, but it is the most important on this list. Get a carbon monoxide detector.

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