Healthier Air for Everyone
By Donna Stark
It's summertime, and for many people, that means their doors and windows are open for a huge part of the season. But for others, like those who live in hot, humid, and dry conditions, opening a window or door isn't something they want to do at all! In fact, it is something they try to avoid at all costs, and because of that, they may not get to enjoy the fresh air as much. So what can they do to improve their home's quality of air? If you live in such an area of the country and are curious about the air you and your loved ones are breathing, keep reading! There's a lot to learn.
Why Is Good Air Quality Important?
Air quality isn't only about the pollution you find around the dirtiest factories and the busiest highways in the country. It's also about what is floating around in your home, and for that reason, the quality of your indoor air should be one of your top priorities. Your air quality will, in one way or another, affect the health, comfort, and overall well-being of everyone who steps foot in your house, so it needs to be addressed sooner than later! Take a look at some of the major contributors to unhealthy air in your home.
- Dust, dander, pollen, and dirt
- Cigarettes and pipes
- Cleaning and beauty products
- Chemicals from paint, flooring, and furniture
- Carbon monoxide and radon
- Mold, allergens, and bacteria
Steps to Improve Air Quality
The bad thing about poor air quality is that it can cause a variety of health issues, ranging from minor problems to serious medical conditions in no time at all, but the good thing about poor air quality is that there are always steps you can take to improve it! Here are some suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
- Replace or clean your air filters regularly
- Have your HVAC system serviced yearly
- Invest in air purifiers (the bigger the home, the more purifiers needed)
- Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter
- Keep a mat at your front door (inside and outside)
- Dust, mop, and wash your bedding frequently
- Establish your home as a no-smoking zone
- Use fragrance-free or naturally-scented cleaning products
- Stop using aerosol sprays
- Let fresh air in (early morning and evening hours are a great time to do so, if you can)
- Buy some houseplants
Healthier Air for Everyone
Maintaining good air quality in your home may require some extra attention and effort, but all your hard work will be worth it in the end! So start today, because whatever steps you choose to take, you can count on the fact that everyone in the home will benefit from them right away!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avondale, Ariz.