Feb 24 2016

In the middle of winter, you’ll spend plenty of time inside avoiding the cold and staying warm in your Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. You’ll also be exposed to dust mites, pollutants, and allergens depending on the level of your indoor air quality.

Make sure everyone breathes easier this winter and improve your home’s indoor air quality with a few tips and tricks.

Improve the Humidity Level

Ideally the humidity level in your home should stay between 30 and 50 percent regardless of the weather. When it’s cold out, too little humidity can lead to dry, chapped lips, sinus issues, and dry skin. Install a humidifier in your home to maintain the right balance regardless of the outside temperature.

Add Indoor Plants

Besides giving you something green to admire when it feels like winter will last forever, indoor plants like English Ivy or Peace lilies also clean the air. These plants can remove toxins like benzene, ammonia, xylene, and others from the air, making it safer to breathe.

Clean Your Floors

We don’t always think about what’s on our floor affecting our air, but we track in plenty of allergens, dust, dirt, and pollen from the outside. Keeping your floors as clean as possible will help make sure what you track in from the outside doesn’t affect you inside. Vacuum, dust mop, and sweep hard floors before mopping. On carpeted floors, it’s best to vacuum two or more times a week.

Purify Your Air

No matter how clean your home is, it’s impossible to get rid of all the dust or remove every allergen. Another step in fighting poor indoor air is to install an air cleaner or purifier. Air purifiers can eliminate pollen, animal dander, and even bacteria which gives everyone cleaner air to breathe and keeps your family healthy.

Take control of the air you breathe in your home. Give us a call here at Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555 to discuss how we can help you improve your indoor air quality.

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