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How To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

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Many people do not realize how their home's air quality has an impact on their health. All of the allergens and dust can easily build up in a home, which you breathe in every single day. Poor air quality leads to feeling ill, having allergic reactions, and even suffering from an asthma attack. Thankfully, there are some techniques you can use to improve your home's air quality.

Use Salt Lamps

There are salt lamps made with Himalayan salt that has crystallized and which are heated by using light bulbs. That heated salt helps release ions throughout the air in your home that helps with neutralizing pollutants. While these lamps help improve air quality, it's likely you don't want to use one in every single room of your home. It's a good idea to place these lamps in rooms where you are frequently spending your time. Try placing them in the living room and bedrooms to see some air quality improvements.

One thing to keep in mind is that you must buy the right sized salt lamp to see improvements in air quality. A small bedroom may only require a 5 lb salt lamp, while a large living room could require a 12 lb salt lamp. Make sure you buy the right size for the square footage of the room it is going in, or else the salt lamp may not be doing enough to make an impact.

Clean Air Ducts

Any home that uses a forced air-heating-and-cooling system likely has filthy air ducts that have not been cleaned in a long time. This can cause you to breathe in mold, bacteria, and allergens every time that the system starts pumping hot or cold air into your home. If you are noticing that you have headaches and coughing fits when the HVAC system is on, it could be due to dirty ductwork. 

Consider having your ductwork professionally cleaned to remove everything in the ductwork that you cannot see. A professional cleaning involves using agitators to loosen debris that is stuck to the side of the ductwork and then sucking it out with a powerful vacuum. You may be surprised at how much debris is removed from your ductwork.

These are just a few ways you can improve your home's air quality. Reach out to an air quality service for more ways that you can breathe cleaner air while living in your home.