Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential for a comfortable home. Luckily for modern homeowners, improving IAQ has never been easier. Here are three quick and easy ways to improve your Oak Ridge, Tennessee, home’s IAQ without breaking your budget.
Even the most fastidious home cleaners often leave behind dust and debris that can impact your IAQ. Be sure to vacuum and mop beneath area rugs and have the rugs themselves deep cleaned at least once a year. If you don’t want to bundle them off to the dry cleaners, you can rent a steam cleaner for a very low cost at most home improvement stores. Other upholstery items like curtains and throw pillows should also be washed regularly. At least once a month, make sure to dust high-up areas that are often overlooked, including fans and vents.
Houseplants are a great and cost-effective way to improve your home’s IAQ and therefore your comfort. A number of plants can do the job, from ferns to spider plants to lilies. If you have a furry friend at home, be sure to check if the plants are pet-friendly before you bring them into the house. Since they’re all natural, plants are some of the best passive air filters you can have — plus they’re a great way to liven up your home decor.
Green cleaning products are another great way to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These can reduce your home’s air quality and can even lead to unpleasant allergy-like symptoms, especially if you have family members with sensitive lungs. You can easily make your own eco-friendly home cleaning products using basic home items, like white vinegar and baking soda.
Indoor air quality helps provide a better quality of life. If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, the experts at Cook’s Comfort Systems, Inc. can help. Give us a call today at 865-238-4835 to set up a consultation!
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