Three Simple Steps to a Healthier Home - BST Insurance

October 25, 2017 by Tammy Hull


Poor indoor air quality in residential spaces can be a problem. While you cannot control the allergens and pollutants lurking outside, there are many ways to take action to improve your indoor air quality.

Here are some tips to help keep your home the perfect place for relaxing and playing with the children by ensuring your family has cleaner air to breathe.

  1. Vacuum: One of the easiest things you can do is vacuum thoroughly and regularly on all levels. While conventional vacuums filter dirt and dust but recirculate the same air via the exhaust back inside, central vacuums remove the air, dirt and dust from the home. Maintenance is also easier because the central vacuum units have a self-cleaning filter. Engineered with motors that provide powerful suction, central vacuum systems provide a deeper clean and an emphasis on quiet performance. 
  2. Freshen air wisely: Open windows aren’t always the best way to bring in fresh air. When pollen levels are high, the spores can come into your home and stick to the surfaces. On high allergen days, refresh air and cool with fans or the air conditioner. As an additional line of defense against dust mites’ debris and allergens, use a HEPA high efficiency postulate air filter with your central furnace and air conditioning unit.
  3. Mitigate Moisture: Mould thrives in dark damp climates, so it is important to eliminate places for growth. To start, be aware of moisture levels throughout your home. Always use the bathroom exhaust fan to inhibit moisture build up. Fix leaky faucets as quickly as possible and stay on top of maintenance for appliances like the refrigerator and air conditioner. Additionally, consider using a dehumidifier or decrease the amount of moisture inside the home. This can be particular important during rainy seasons and in basements or cellar spaces. 

Having a Healthier home has not only great health benefits, but also helps to ensure the less likelihood of a moisture concern which can destroy the home you worked so hard to for.
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