May 03, 2024

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Better Respiratory Health

Author: Jessica Fox

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Indoor air quality plays a significant role in our respiratory health. Poor air quality can contribute to various respiratory issues, from allergies and asthma to more serious conditions like COPD.1 Fortunately, there are several ways you can improve the air quality in your home to promote better respiratory health.

Clean and maintain your HVAC system

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) plays a crucial role in circulating air throughout your home. Regular maintenance, such as changing filters and cleaning ducts, can help prevent the buildup of dust, mold, and other airborne particles that can negatively impact indoor air quality.

Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are designed to remove pollutants and allergens from the air, such as dust pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Investing in a high-quality air purifier can significantly improve the air quality in your home and help reduce respiratory symptoms for those with allergies or asthma.2

Keep humidity levels in check

High humidity levels can promote the growth of mold and mildew, which can exacerbate respiratory issues. Use a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels (around 30-50%) in your home, especially in areas prone to moisture buildup, like bathrooms and basements.3

Ventilate properly

Proper ventilation is essential for maintaining good indoor air quality. To reduce indoor air pollutants and odors, make sure your home is adequately ventilated by opening windows and using exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms.4

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