Do you ever catch yourself sneezing, sniffling, having watery eyes and you don’t have a cold? With our more modern, energy efficient homes these days, any pollutants that enter the home, stay there. Pet dander, dust, mold/mildew, allergens, etc. Yep, all of that is in our homes. Here are six ways that you can help keep that air pollution down.
6 Ways to reduce indoor air pollution:
1. Replace filter on HVAC system every 3 months. When you are replacing these make you that you are changing them out with high-quality electrostatic filter.
2. This one is hard for me to remember, but take your shoes off at the door. Think about how much you walk around and all of the places you go in the matter of one day. In order to keep outside dirt from contaminating your home remove your shoes at the door.
3. Are you an at home chef? If so, make sure you run range hood during and after cooking on the stove. This one is easy to forget, but it will help with that indoor air pollution.
4. When you take a bath or shower run the bath vent fan during and for at least 10 minutes after a shower or bath to pull mold-causing moisture from the room. If you shower daily or multiple times a day, you don’t have to do this every time, but try to make it an effort to remember to at least a few times a week.
5. Probably the most obvious, but vacuum, vacuum and vacuum some more. Make sure you are vacuuming your rugs, carpet, and furniture regularly.
6. Upgrade canister vacuum to a central vacuum system that is installed in a basement or garage to filter what gets sucked up and exhausts it to the outside of your home. Check out, NuTone’s PurePower, it is 2-3 times more powerful than most upright canister vacs, so you won’t be leaving any dust, pet dander, or crumbs behind! Find out more about the NuTone in the video below.
Now, what are you waiting for? Time to head home and reduce indoor air pollution. 🙂
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of NuTone.