Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Delaware Homes

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In this article, we’ll explore the most effective methods for purifying the air in your Delaware home. Our environment plays a substantial role in our overall health, and the air breathe is no exception. With most Americans spending upwards of 90% of their time indoors, the importance of good air quality cannot be overstated. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into endorsed strategies to ensure that your indoor air is fresh, clean, and health-boosting.

Understanding Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Maintaining good IAQ involves controlling airborne pollutants, ensuring adequate ventilation, and maintaining proper humidity levels. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), common indoor air pollutants include:

  • Combustion by-products such as carbon monoxide and tobacco smoke
  • Substances of natural origin like radon and pet dander
  • Pesticides, lead, and asbestos
  • Ozone from some air cleaners
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from cleaning products, building materials, and furnishings

Effective Strategies for Clean Indoor Air

Now, let’s focus on actionable strategies to maintain a pollutant-free indoor atmosphere in your Delaware home.

Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

Keeping your home clean is the first step toward improving IAQ. Regular dusting and vacuuming with a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner can reduce the presence of particulate matter. Additionally, Breathe Clean offers specialized Air Duct Cleaning services to remove allergens and contaminants from your heating and cooling system.

Proper Ventilation

Good ventilation is crucial for diluting and displacing indoor pollutants. It is recommended to use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens and to open windows when possible to improve air exchange. For those concerned about energy loss, Breathe Clean provides Home Performance Testing to balance fresh air intake with energy efficiency.

Humidity Control

Delaware’s climate can contribute to varying indoor humidity levels, which can impact IAQ (over 70% average humidity year after year). Ideally, indoor humidity should be kept between 30-50%. Use dehumidifiers as necessary and ensure that your home is properly sealed and insulated to prevent moisture issues. It’s important to note that our air conditioning units do their own dehumidifying (so long as they’re sized properly[!], but that’s another blog post).

Green Household Products

Many cleaning agents contain VOCs that can evaporate into your indoor air. Opt for eco-friendly or homemade cleaning solutions, such as vinegar and baking soda, to minimize exposure to harmful chemicals.

Professional Assessments and Solutions

For a comprehensive approach, consider a Whole Home Performance assessment from Breathe Clean. This evaluation can pinpoint specific issues in your home, leading to targeted solutions such as Disinfection services or Odor Removal. Additionally, their Remote Consulting service can provide expert guidance on home performance improvements from anywhere in the country.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Customer testimonials reflect the transformative impact of improved IAQ on health and comfort. Most of our business comes from recommendations of Breathe Clean‘s services, and that comes directly from our ability to significantly decrease allergy symptoms and help homeowners provide their families with a more pleasant home environment.


Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is a vital component of living well in Delaware. By implementing these strategies and seeking professional services when needed, you can protect your family’s health and enhance the comfort of your home. Embrace clean air and breathe easy, knowing you’re taking active steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Contact us today to give your Delaware home the best possible air quality!

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