Air quality is one of the most important things you can address to make your home more comfortable and inviting. It's something that too many people overlook. We tend to focus more on comforts we can look at, but lasting comfort doesn't change with the seasons. Here are four things to consider to improve your home's air quality.

Mold & Dust

Everyone thinks about mold and dust, but not necessarily in the ways that they should. Mold and dust don't only lurk in dirty, old houses. Mold can and will accumulate anywhere the conditions allow it. Think mainly kitchens and bathrooms where mold can grow ender toilets, around sinks, and soap holders. Dust is much the same - it's easy to accumulate just by going about your day-to-day activities. Check for dust and mold regularly, and take care of it as it comes up. You'll be surprised how quickly the air quality in your home will improve.

Pet Dander

We love them but our four-legged friends do tend to produce a lot of pet dander. From the hair they shed to the mess some of their parasitic friends can leave behind, pets can really lower the air quality around you. Of course, none of us want to get rid of our beloved friends just to breathe a little easier, and you shouldn't have to. Regular grooming, bathing, and flea/tick treatments can significantly decrease the dander they leave around the house.

Chemicals & Fragrances

This might fly in the face of what some of you know - but chemical fragrances like air fresheners can actually lower the air quality in your home. They are full of unnatural chemicals that can hinder your breathing. Similarly, always make sure that any chemicals you have around the house are closed completely and kept stored away where they are less likely to be tipped over, spilled, or opened by children.

Air Filtration Systems

Air filters are an amazing way to help improve the air quality in your home. Maintaining your heating and cooling systems by regularly cleaning your air ducts, changing out filters are great ways to maintain a healthier air quality in your home. If you are unfamiliar with this, consider using professionals, like Kruman Equipment Company, to assist you in choosing what is best for your home.

Improving the air quality in your home is easy, affordable, and well worth the effort. There are endless ways that you can improve your air quality, but consider these simple tips above as you start in your own home. Improving air quality is a constant routine of awareness and maintenance, but it is effective and realistic.

Author's Bio: 

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She graduated from the University of California-Sacramento with a degree in Journalism.