The key to a happy, healthy home is making sure you have good indoor air quality. While things like mold and moisture can contribute to poor indoor air quality, one of the best ways to keep breathing easy is to keep your home as dust-free as possible. Here are some quick and easy ways to limit the amount of dust in your home!
Get a doormat or two
Wherever people enter your home from outside, it’s a good idea to have a doormat. Consider placing one not just at your front door, but at the backdoor during the warmer months and at the door to your garage. Doormats trap dirt and keep it from entering your home. Make sure to keep them cleaned regularly with vacuuming.
Clean your bedding & upholstery
Did you know that up to 70 per cent of household dust is made up of dead skin cells? That means keeping things like your bedding and upholstered furniture is essential to clean air inside. Make sure to not only wash your sheets, but try to wash pillows and duvets as well to get rid of dust mites.
Damp mop & dust your surfaces
If you dust your home with a dry duster and sweep your floors with a broom, it’s likely not helping to clean your home as well as you’d think. Instead, opt for cleaning hard floors with a damp mop to help trap and remove dust. Dust your surfaces with a damp rag, as this can be more effective than dry dusting.
Invest in a humidifier
Dry air can actually make your home dustier. Static electricity builds up inside your home when the air is dry, which can attract more dust and make it cling to surfaces. You can invest in whole-home humidifiers or small humidifiers for specific rooms, depending on your needs. It’s best to maintain your home’s humidity levels at around 40 to 50 per cent to make it less dusty.
Replace your furnace and air conditioner filters
Depending on the time of year, it’s important to keep your air conditioner and furnace filters clean and dust-free. A buildup of dust on these filters can help spread dust throughout your home. When kept clean, your filters help clean the air and remove dust and other pollutants from your home’s air. A good rule of thumb is to replace the filters once every three months, or more if you find your home is especially dusty.
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