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Easy Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

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Jul 27, 2021 2:17:28 PM

Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

In recent years, people developed a fair interest in the air quality of indoor spaces. But current circumstances are making such interest more intense. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been claiming ways to stay safer and more protected. And without a doubt, keeping a good air quality is a masterpiece for that. Nowadays, we spend more hours in closed spaces. Hence, we want better air and want to get it now! Here are some ways to speed up the way to get it.    

Go green

Going green is about using environmentally friendly products. Some elements are easy to change. But others might require additional time to make them part of a full green strategy. To start with, use cleaning products that don't contain nocive chemicals. Nowadays the offer of such products is wide and are readily available in many supermarkets and convenience stores. And prices are competitive too. Also, opt for using decor fabrics that use little chemicals in their production.

If you don't suffer from allergies or any other respiratory condition, you can add some indoor plants. But make sure you select natural pesticides or nutrients for their maintenance. If you use sprays and scents, you can opt for changing them for natural and essential oils and incenses. In any case, you can evaluate all the aspects of your house or office to change them for natural and environmentally friendly products. Every new addition will contribute to improving indoor air quality.

Never stop cleaning

Dirty spaces are a major source of viruses, bacteria, and contamination. Hence, keeping it clean is an essential way to deal with it. In this sense, the frequency determines pretty much the right strategy. For low-traffic areas, it should be done daily. If the area handles a lot of traffic, it would be necessary to clean the area at least twice a day. On these days of the pandemic, it might be necessary to increase the frequency by cleaning every number of hours if necessary. Besides, you must use environmentally friendly products.

Moreover, the cleaning process should start with the floor and include other surfaces. At least once a week, you should complete a deep cleaning process that moves all the furniture and other decor elements. This is how you avoid them to catch impurities that might get stuck to them such as mold.

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Get the right equipment

External contamination may get into indoor spaces easily. Moreover, when people gather in limited spaces, they all bring all their impurities and generate new sources. For instance, smoke, food and cooking, and similar. To deal with that, HVAC equipment is one of the most effective and easy ways to counteract those effects. HVAC stands for Heat, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This equipment works by purifying the air with special filters that catch dust, particles, and other impurities.

As a result, you can breathe pure and fresh air. Some of that equipment allows installing more sophisticated filters that can catch the tiniest particles. They might come from the smoke of tobacco or fireplaces, pet danders, dust mites, and unpleasant odours from many sources. And they start working right after installing them. Hence, you don't have to wait days or weeks to notice their positive effects.

Refresh the space

At least once a week, it is recommended to open wide doors and windows to refresh the space. This method counteracts the effect of humidity and the proliferation of fungus and mold. While doing so, you also allow the recycling of indoor air. Then, HVAC equipment will be able to use new material to filter. As a result, you can obtain newly refreshed and filtered air that greatly improves the quality of the air in your indoor space. You can use this method when you are cleaning the space or at a different time.

Final thoughts

There are many ways to start improving indoor quality air. And it doesn't matter how you start doing it as long as you start with something, no matter how small. Once you start noticing the benefits, you will continue adding more ways to make it even better. It is absolutely worthwhile!

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