Top 20 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in your Willowbrook Home

Looking to improve the indoor air quality of your Willowbrook home? If so, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss 20 essential and effective tips for eliminating the sources and contaminants causing indoor air pollution, and how combating these issues will raise the quality of air in your Willowbrook home:

  1. indoor-air-pollutants-check-listVentilation is critical to improving air quality—let fresh air and sunlight in by opening up the windows and letting out any bad air
  2. Install exhaust fans to increase the flow of outdoor air and eliminate pollutants, and also remove excess moisture (especially in bathrooms)
  3. This one may seem fairly obvious but is important to mention nonetheless: stop smoking indoors. Tobacco contains countless harmful chemicals that can cause damage as second-hand smoke
  4. Minimize the use of household cleaners (solvent-based) or fragrance sprays that usually contain strong, harsh chemicals
  5. Perform work such as spray painting, wood varnishing, the garage, or somewhere outdoors, as the solvents contain strong chemicals
  6. Don’t wear shoes indoors. This can allow dirt and dust from the outdoors to sneak inside the house
  7. Make sure to keep a large doormat at every door of the house. This will contain at least some of the dirt, grime, and pollutants from spreading around your home
  8. Wash bedding such as pillow covers and sheets regularly to minimize exposure to allergens and dust mites
  9. Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum cleaners. These help to filter out contaminants such as lead and other toxins, and allergens such as dust mites and pet dander
  10. When vacuuming, make sure to vacuum along walls, edges of carpets, upholstery and more, as dust may accumulate in these areas over time. For best results, we recommend vacuuming at least twice a week, while making sure to wash the vacuum filter regularly
  11. Make sure to mop. Mopping picks any remaining dust and dirt that may not be caught while sweeping
  12. All dusting in the house should be done with microfiber or damp cloths to wipe all the dust away
  13. Humidifiers are a great investment to add proper humidity levels in the air and to prevent dry air, which can cause allergies and sinus infections
  14. Fix any leaks or water damage that may have occurred. This can lead to mold formation which can grow and multiply fast, taking over materials in your house such as drywall and tiles
  15. Keep indoor plants in the house to naturally filter air and carbon dioxide
  16. Any filters used in the house should all be in proper working condition and should be cleaned, serviced and maintained as needed to ensure optimal performance
  17. Make sure that furnaces, heaters, exhaust fans, and any other appliances are well vented and away from HVAC intakes and windows
  18. Use an air conditioner in the summer months to reduce moisture indoors. An AC also helps to reduce the amount of pollen indoors, which is an added benefit for allergy sufferers
  19. Don’t use aerosol sprays. This includes everything from hair sprays and deodorants, to carpet cleaners and furniture polish
  20. Instead of using chemical-filled air fresheners, add a clean fragrance to your home by slicing up some lemon or diffusing natural essential oils in the air

Take Advantage of your Local Willowbrook Heating, Air Conditioning and Air Purification Company

Are you looking to service your HVAC system or ductwork to improve the indoor air quality in your Willowbrook home? If so, Hearthstone Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Our team of licensed technicians has been serving the Willowbrook area since 1996.

Contact us now to set up an appointment and discuss all your Willowbrook indoor air purification needs!

  1. You made a good point when you mentioned that vacuuming your house twice a week is a good idea. Would it be a good idea to have the air ducts in your home cleaned at least once every couple of months? I would think that an HVAC expert would be able to provide thorough air duct cleaning.

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