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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

by Vincent Zhang 11/15/2021

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Many people suffer from allergy symptoms throughout the year without ever realizing that it's indoor allergens that are triggering them. If you find that you constantly have dry, itchy eyes or you feel like you are constantly sneezing regardless of the season, then you may want to take steps to reduce indoor allergens and subsequently improve your indoor air quality.

Here are a few easy ways that you can minimize the indoor allergens in your home while simultaneously purifying the air in your home:

Dust and Vacuum Every Few Days

No one likes to spend their free time doing chores, but you may find that it's beneficial to take the time to dust and vacuum throughout your house at least twice per week. By keeping your house clean and tidy, you will reduce the number of dust mites in your home. Most people find that this helps reduce the symptoms of indoor allergies significantly in a short amount of time.

Open Your Windows Regularly

There's nothing like a fresh breeze flowing through your home, but many people mistakenly believe that they should only open the windows on warm and sunny days. However, if you suffer from indoor allergies, you may find that it's best to crack the windows open at least once or twice a week - regardless of the weather. The fresh air will work to purify the indoor air. The only time that you may want to consider keeping those windows shut tight is if pollen levels are high outside. If there is too much pollen swirling about, it's bound to get into your home through the open windows and trigger your allergies.

Change Your Air Filters Once Per Month

Your HVAC system has air filters within it that trap dust, dirt and dander that circulate throughout your home. These filters work to help keep the air inside your home clean, but if you do not change them they will become clogged with debris. Not only will this impact the air quality in your home and make your indoor allergies worse, but it also reduces the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Experts recommend changing your filters at least once every 30 days.

Take Care of Indoor Plants and Monitor for Signs of Mold

When not properly taken care of, indoor plants can become an ideal home for mold spores. If you keep indoor plants in your home, water them according to their individual needs. Some plants will develop mold if watered too often.

In addition to minimizing the severity and frequency of your allergy symptoms, by taking steps to reduce indoor allergens you also will enjoy fresher air inside your home. This may offer additional health benefits, and you will likely find that your clean and fresh space simply feels better to be in.

About the Author

Vincent Zhang

I am a real estate broker, property manager, and investor, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To each client, I bring close to a decade of experience in real estate, first as a real estate investor, then manager, and now love to share my experience and knowledge with property buyers and sellers as a real estate broker. Since attending the University of Michigan in 2005, I have lived in Ann Arbor ever since. My exceptional knowledge of the market as an investor and property manager provides a unique perspective and competitive advantage to my clients for selling and buying both residential and investment properties.

I have successfully managed investment properties in Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo and have conducted real estate transactions throughout southeast Michigan. Whether clients are looking for their first home, vacation homes, or the home of their dreams, I will be able to stay on top of the process, remove obstacles and make the real estate deals as pleasurable as possible. I enjoy working with people and finding ways to share a laugh or two in the process. I take pride in being available to my clients and being responsive to their needs.

In addition to my residential property expertise, and my multicultural background, I am capable of working with international investors and home buyers to make their international property purchases smoother and trouble-free. If you are interested in the acquisition of investment homes for your children while they attend the University of Michigan, as a property manager, investor, and broker, I will be able to help you make that reality come true.

I graduated from the University of Michigan and own and operate several businesses in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. In addition to my real estate experience, I am also a technology enthusiast and am always on the hunt to use technology and media to enhance the buying and selling experience. 

If you are looking to make your first home purchase, or are trying to sell your home, give me a call and I can guide you through the services that I can offer you to help you start along the journey. I take great pride in my work and it would be an honor for me to represent you and your needs.

Yours truly, Vincent Zhang