The Things Inside Your Home Contributing to Poor Air Quality

Air-conditioning unitNot many households are aware of this, but the air they breathe inside their home can contain more pollutants and contaminants than the air outside. While New Zealand is one of the cleanest countries in the world, it doesn’t automatically mean your home is already safe from unhealthy air.

It is vital that you remain on top of your home’s indoor air quality, as neglecting to do so can bring on a range of health problems, such as allergies, asthma, chronic headaches, and even worse. As part of a comprehensive home maintenance plan, you should have a more extensive knowledge of the things that diminish the quality of air inside your residence.  

Fabrics

These include carpets, upholstery, drapes, and other large items made of fabric. While these definitely increase your home’s overall ambience and comfort, you need to maintain them properly or they might start harbouring air pollutants and contaminants. Aside from regularly vacuuming, AA Cleaning Ltd recommends consulting a professional provider of Auckland cleaning services for deep and thorough cleaning.

Heating and Air Conditioning Filters

Your home heating and cooling units — the furnace, boiler, and air conditioner — come with their own filtration systems. This help sucks in and traps pollutants and contaminants in the air, giving you fresh and healthy conditioned air to enjoy. You have to change or wash them regularly, as allowing them to accumulate so much dirt and debris can lead to the exact opposite.

Pests

Pests, particularly termites, can also have a negative impact on indoor air. When they feed on organic materials, such as wood, they generate tiny wood particles that can mix with the air, potentially resulting in allergic reactions and asthma when inhaled. Some asthma sufferers may experience frequency in attacks due to the odour expelled by insect faeces.

Surprising as they may be, these things in your home can make anyone in your family sick. So make certain that you level up your home maintenance strategies to keep illnesses at bay.