If you spend most of your time indoors, you need to be concerned about your building’s indoor air quality. Good indoor air quality is one of the determinants of good health. Studies have shown that the quality of air within a building has a direct impact on the health outcomes of the building’s occupants. People who stay in buildings whose indoor air is contaminated are likely to experience health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, asthma and allergies.
Thus, to prevent health problems that are related to poor indoor air quality or polluted indoor air, it is important to implement measures that will ensure that buildings have clean air all the time. Below are four steps that you can take to improve the quality of indoor air in your home or work area.
- Encourage the use of natural ventilation
You can benefit from natural ventilation if your house has enough openings such as doors, windows and various kinds of vents including attic vents, wall vents and ridge vents. These openings guarantee the circulation of air, ensuring that stale air within the building is constantly replaced by new air from outside. Windows, doors, and vents also protect your house from accumulating too much moisture, which can promote the growth of mold.
- Install efficient artificial ventilation equipment
Fans, dehumidifiers and humidifiers and commercial air conditioners are some of the devices that are used to control the quality of indoor air. EZ Breathe® is also another device that controls indoor air quality by removing harmful contaminants, controlling moisture, and bringing in fresh air.
- Avoid the accumulation of dust and other kinds of dirt within and near the building
The accumulation of dust and other kinds of dirt on furniture, windows, carpets and other areas can cause the quality of indoor air to deteriorate, especially when devices such as fans are used. Thus, all parts of the buildings need to be cleaned regularly.
- Plant air purifying indoor plants
You can also use air-purifying plants to improve your building’s indoor air quality. Various types of plants have been proven to be effective in getting rid of air pollutants such as xylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. Such plants include English ivy, snake plant, chrysanthemum, spider plant, and aloe Vera to name mention a few. So, in addition to the beauty of having these plants, you also benefit from their ability to clean your indoor air.
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