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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Remove Pesky Allergens

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of smog lingering in a big city. Poor air quality may be closer to home than you think, though. If you’re not taking proper precautions, you may be breathing in allergens and pollutants right inside your home. 

Indoor pollutants can enter your home in a variety of ways. While typical house dust is common, cleaning products, new furniture, and visitors can all bring in pollutants that decrease your home’s air quality. Mold, dust mites, and pet dander can also become irritating. This can make you and your family sick or even cause serious health problems.

Best Air Filter to Improve Brain Function

Anyone that has been around a campfire or charcoal grill knows that inhaling smoke hurts. It burns the lungs and airways. But have you thought about what it’s doing to your brain? We spend 90% of our life indoors. Chances are that without proper ventilation and a good air filter, your brain may not be getting what it needs to function at optimum capacity.

How to Improve Attic Ventilation

Apart from insulation, ventilation is an important element in a home's energy efficiency. Attic ventilation is usually not synonymous with lower cooling bills, but it should be. Many people simply choose not to concern themselves with attic vents and the many variations of them: rectangular, hooded, etc. One reason to think about ventilation, however, is a homeowner's comfort level; did we also mention reduced utility bills? Improving ventilation can surely lower energy costs by relieving excess strain on an air conditioning unit.