Do Away With Dust To Improve The Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

indoor air quality tips long island, ny areaDust is a common problem in homes that can lower indoor air quality. Exposure to impurities such as dust in your home’s air can increase allergy and asthma symptoms, while causing headaches, sneezing and fatigue, along with throat and eye. Fortunately, you can keep your home relatively free of dust and increase the indoor air quality by implementing a few simple steps into your everyday life.

  • Dust your home twice a week using a damp microfiber cloth. The damp cloth will help prevent dust from reentering the air during the cleaning process. While dusting, start at the highest point and work your way down.
  • Vacuum at least once a week with a vacuum cleaner that features a HEPA filter, as the filter will help trap the dust that the vacuum sucks up. Always run the vacuum after you have dusted a room.
  • Regularly change your furnace filter. A dirty filter can no longer trap dust, and instead blows it back into your home, lowering indoor air quality. Furthermore, choose a high-quality filter, which will generally last longer and prevent more air impurities from entering your home.
  • If your home has blinds, dust them weekly with the recommended cloth above. Curtains tend to trap dust in their fibers and then redistribute dust into the air whenever they’re moved, so wash them regularly.
  • Consider getting rid of carpets and install hardwood floors. Carpet fibers trap allergens such as dander and dust, while hardwood floors are more hypoallergenic. In addition, hardwood floors increase the value of your home.

The best defense against dust is prevention, and you can help lower the amount of dust in your home by using one or more of the tips listed above. For more information improving indoor air quality, contact the specialists at T.F. O’Brien Cooling & Heating.

Dust image via Shutterstock.

3 thoughts on “Do Away With Dust To Improve The Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

  1. Good blog Kerry. Dust is a real issue. After our clothes dryer burned through a coil, my wife recently hired a contractor to clean our clothes dryer exhaust vent (not cleaned for 16 years). I could not believe the amount of lint. Now we are on 3 year cleaning plan.

  2. Hello site owner! You know Indoor air quality is a very important concept of hygiene, you have to show lot of thing in your site about indoor air quality. But i have little more information about that which is shown in my site i.e., Indoor air is often a greater health hazard than the corresponding outdoor setting. Its my pleasure to see your site………………..thank u……………………….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *