Like most other homes throughout the state and around the country, your Bloomington, Illinois home can benefit from taking a few proactive steps to improve poor indoor air quality. Try the following 10 tips for cutting down on the number of pollutants inside your home:

Use Indoor Plants

If plant allergies are not a problem in your family, try adding some greenery to your d├ęcor as a supplement to other pollution eliminating methods. But remember not to overwater.

Try a Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan rock salt is a pure pink or orange salt from Pakistan that attracts moderate amounts of pollution-laden water vapor from the air. It traps the pollutants and releases the vapor again through evaporation. Like plants, these lamps are best used as one part of your overall IAQ improvement strategy.

Vacuum Often

Using a vacuum cleaner that’s equipped with a HEPA filter can eliminate over 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger from your carpets.

Wash Your Floors Often

As with vacuuming, frequent mopping can remove dust and dirt from your floors before it becomes airborne.

Use Doormats

All entrances to your home should have doormats to prevent you from tracking contaminants indoors.

Avoid Smoking Inside Your Home

Banishing smokers to indulge this unhealthy habit outdoors will make the air space inside your home much cleaner and safer.

Minimize Chemical Use

Use chemical-free cleaners, cosmetics and personal care products whenever possible.

Use Good HVAC Maintenance Practices

Change your HVAC air filter every few months, consider air duct cleaning and sealing, and be sure your system gets regular professional cleanings and tune-ups.

Control Humidity

Adequate ventilation, correctly sized air conditioners, and dehumidifiers can help prevent unhealthy microbial growth.

Purify Your Indoor Air

Air cleaners, air purifiers and air filters are all HVAC solutions that can help you win the battle to improve poor indoor air quality.

For more information about improving your home’s air quality, check out our IAQ solutions and services, or call Custom Air Company at 309-222-8513 .