Allergy sufferers know the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ). After all, a home full of dust and other pollutants can cause a number of unwanted symptoms like sneezing, itching, and congestion. But when it comes to controlling dust levels in your home, regularly dusting might not be enough. Here are five simple ways you can reduce the amount of dust in your home and boost your indoor air quality.
1. Tidy Your Closet
When most of us clean our homes, the last place we think to clean is our closets. But dust and other allergens can easily hitch a ride on your family’s clothing, which means that every time you open the closet door, it will fill the room with these particles. Instead of letting dust build up in your closet, go through your garments each season. Try doing a quick inventory and get rid of any items of clothing you don’t wear. Not only will this help declutter your home and free up valuable space, but you’ll reduce the amount of dust in your closet too.
2. Avoid Traditional Dusting
Dusting with a traditional feather duster can agitate particles of dust and send them floating throughout the house. It is more efficient to remove dust with multi-surface antibacterial cleaners and a microfiber towel. These products are designed to trap the dust instead of pushing the particles around. By doing this, you’ll be able to reduce your allergy symptoms and improve the air quality in your home.
3. Improve Your Insulation
Every homeowner should make a habit of checking their home for cracks, holes and anything else that could indicate poor insulation at least twice a year. Not only will this keep dust from entering, but it will also make your home more energy efficient. Cracks and holes tend to occur around the foundation of your home, as well as around doors, windows, and vents. This project can be carried out with nothing more than a caulking gun from a home improvement store.
4. Toss Old Magazines and Books
Many people are surprised to hear that old magazines and books produce dust. Older decomposing paper can fill the room with a significant amount of dust and can even attract pests such as mites. Consider donating any books that your family is not actively reading.
5. Maintain Your Air Conditioning System
Keeping your HVAC system maintained will drastically improve your home’s air quality, on top of improving the comfort of your home, decreasing energy bills, and increasing the lifespan of your air conditioning system.
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