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    5 Foolproof Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality before the Holidays

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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    Want to improve your indoor air quality before the holidays get here? Here’s how.

    Indoor air quality is an important aspect of a home, but few people consider it. It’s kind of like—out of sight, out of mind! Make sure you take the time to improve this area of your home by performing these five simple steps. They are perfect for the holiday season because they make your home a more comfortable place for you and your family.

    1. Regularly Clean Your Carpets

    What does cleaning your carpets have to do with improving your air quality? It will suck up many of the contaminants that live in its fibers and provide you with a safer and healthier quality of air. More importantly, it will also keep your floors clean and help you avoid mold and other dangerous air pollution.

    2. Mop Wooden Floors

    On a related note, don't forget to mop up your wooden or tiled floors regularly. This performs the same basic step as vacuuming by eliminating dust, dirt, and other potential air contaminants. You should both vacuum and mop at least once to three times a week for the best effect.

    3. Adjust Your Home's Humidity

    Another important step for improving indoor air quality is balancing your home's humidity. Try to keep it around 30-50 percent to reduce allergens while also having a comfortable home. A dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture from the air efficiently while a humidifier can add it if necessary.

    4. Clean the HVAC Air Filters

    Your high-quality HVAC system uses air filters to eliminate contaminants that could otherwise affect your home. Make sure to clean these at least once a season to improve your indoor air quality, or more often, depending upon your system's requirements. This step should take no more than 10-15 minutes to perform.

    5. Fix Your Plumbing Concerns

    How in the world does fixing plumbing problems help improve your indoor air quality? Leaky plumbing allows mold to grow unfettered in your home. By fixing these problems and eliminating this mold, you improve your home's air quality almost immediately.

    The best thing about these indoor air quality tips is that just about anybody can perform them. However, you should also contact a professional to get more specialized steps to further protect your family during the holiday season. Our team at Certified Electric, Inc., is ready to help you, so get in touch with us today.