Poor air quality is bad for your health, wellbeing, productivity and, if you’re a business, your bottom line. A Harvard School of Public Health study, for example, found that poor indoor air quality cost one company $480 per employee every year due to absenteeism.
The New Year is a great time to start fresh (literally) and take necessary steps to improve air quality. Here’s how.
New Year Resolutions To Improve Air Quality In 2018
Prioritize Air Quality
If you want to improve air quality in 2018, you have to prioritize it. Start by investing in a HEPA filter if you haven’t already; a HEPA filter is perhaps the most powerful air filter out there, capable of capturing a variety of airborne particles, which are very small in size.
Consider also investing in a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Chemicals and various allergens can collect inside homes and buildings for years, but a HEPA-equipped vacuum can remove a variety of toxins, from lead, to fire-retardant chemicals, pollen and pet dander.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
One of the easiest ways you can improve your air quality in 2018 is by ensuring you change your air filter regularly. When you fail to change your filter regularly, dirt and debris can get trapped inside and get dispersed back in the air. How often you should change your air filter depends entirely on the type of environment. Follow your manufacturer’s recommendations accordingly.
Opt For Eco-Friendly Cleaners
Make a commitment to swap out of conventional cleaners for more eco-friendly options that don’t leave chemicals hanging in the air.
Maintain Proper Humidity Levels
Another New Year’s resolution to make if you want to achieve better air quality in 2018, is to control your humidity levels. Dust mites and mold, for example, love moisture. Make a point to keep humidity levels around 30-50%. A dehumidifier can help reduce excess moisture in the air.
Measure Your Air Quality
If you are serious about improving your air quality in 2018, one of the best things you can do is to actively measure your air quality. Measuring your air quality can identify potential sources of pollutants and provide objective data, so you can begin making informed decisions.
APC Filtration has been working in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing and testing for industrial, commercial and household equipment for over 35 years.