There are many steps that you can take to improve the quality of the air inside your home and lessen your exposure to dangerous contaminants.
The best way to improve your home’s air quality is to increase ventilation. Just leaving your windows open on a breezy day can have an immediate impact on the quality of air inside. Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans can be used to vent contaminants directly from the room in which they are located to the outdoors. Meanwhile, attic and whole-house fans can do the same thing on a larger scale. Attic fans also help to prevent moisture build-up in crawl spaces.
Beyond improving your home’s ventilation you will want to eliminate individual sources of pollution. Housekeeping can reduce the number of dust mites, pollens, animal dander, and other allergy-causing agents in the home. Building materials such as asbestos can be sealed or enclosed, while ductwork can be cleaned to remove contaminants. Annual inspections of your HVAC systems will ensure they are running properly and allow for prompt repair of any cracks or damaged parts.
The global market for residential air purifiers is expected to expand at a double digit CAGR between the forecast period 2017 – 2025.