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DIY Indoor Air Quality Habits

With so much discussion around poor indoor air quality, store-bought solutions can add up fast. If you’re struggling with poor IAQ and don’t have the funds to invest in high-tech air purifying equipment, not to worry! Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing is here to help!

We’ve organized this guide to help Blanco residents better understand what causes poor IAQ and changes they can make to combat it. Read on to learn what you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home. If you’ve already exhausted these methods and are looking for professional solutions, reach out to the Blanco AC team today!

Avoid Poor IAQ

Your home’s indoor air quality, or IAQ, refers to how much of your air is contaminated by airborne toxins and particulates. No home has perfectly clean air, but it is possible to eliminate many common pollutants. Poor IAQ can make your home feel uncomfortable and cause frequent illness.

Poor air quality can present itself in your home as an increase in dust, mold growth and bad odors. Physical symptoms of poor IAQ can include headaches, stuffy nose and tiredness. Long-term exposure to high levels of poor IAQ can result in cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and neurological disorders.

Reducing Air Contaminants

Adjusting your cleaning habits and routines can help reduce some of the effects of poor IAQ. Make sure you vacuum carpets regularly, change your air filters quarterly and dust your space every 1-2 weeks. Keeping your home’s surfaces clean of dust, mildew and mold spores will go far in improving your IAQ.

It’s important to prioritize your health, and the air you breathe on a daily basis directly impacts your wellbeing. Beyond dusting and vacuuming, there are further steps you can take to rid your space of toxins like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other airborne contaminants. Read on to learn more, and remember to reach out to the Blanco AC team for more information.

Practice Natural Air Purification At Home

We’ve covered the importance of physically cleaning your space, but what else can you do to improve your IAQ? Here are some natural DIY methods to help you breathe easier indoors:

  • Bring in houseplants
  • Eliminate “fragranced” products
  • Open a window
  • Reduce burning candles, incense and other incendiary items
  • Wash bedding weekly

Avoid introducing additional toxins into your home’s air by eliminating them from your routines. Opt for natural home cleaning products, invite in fresh outdoor air and wash soft surfaces often.

The team at Blanco AC understands that even with these new routines, symptoms of poor IAQ may still occur. If this is the case for you, contact us to schedule Blanco IAQ testing today.

When To Call For Professional IAQ Services

Once you’ve exhausted these natural air purification tactics and are still experiencing signs and symptoms of poor IAQ, it’s time to call in the professionals. Our technicians can perform an industry-standard IAQ test, inspect your space and recommend the best course of action. We offer filtration services for Blanco residents so you can breathe better indoors.

When it’s time to schedule your IAQ services, reach out to Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing!

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