Did you know that the average person spends 90% of their time indoors? That means that the majority of the air we breathe comes from our homes and other indoor settings. Indoor air quality is a growing concern, as it is surprisingly two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Here are 5 tips from Aerus to help reduce pollution in your home.
1 - Ensure Proper ventilation, especially when cooking or using paint, cleaning products or pesticides, can greatly reduce the amount of dangerous and toxic chemicals in the air.
2 - Ban indoor smoking. From your home and suggest that all guests smoke outside.
3 - Regular Inspection. Make sure your home is inspected regularly and that all heating and air conditioning units are properly maintained to eliminate pollutants such as mold, mildew and carbon monoxide from seeping into your home.
4 – Vacuum regularly. According to the American Lung Association regular vacuuming is an excellent way to rid your home of unwanted particulates. Invest in a HEPA vacuum to ensure the dust stays in the vacuum and is not redistributed back into your homes air stream.
5 - HEPA HEPA HEPA: Invest in a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system, which removes 99.97% of airborne particles.