HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY
In a world where just about everything seems to be harmful to your health, it can be easy to tune out every warning given by governmental agencies and doctors. Trust us, we understand. But there is one place that you probably feel the most safe in regards to your health, which is your home.
However, did you know that air quality in your home can sometimes be much worse than the air quality outside? Scary, right? Some studies by the Environmental Protection Agency show that the indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times, up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. And another study showed that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. This could definitely be harmful to you and your families’ health.
Some Tips and Tricks:
Check and change your air conditioning filters every 30 days. The dirt and dust particles that accumulate on the filter prevent proper airflow into your home and also get into the air, so you are breathing in more of those dirt and dust particles.
Inspect your ductwork. One of the most overlooked causes of poor air filtration as well as hot and cold air escaping by homeowners and even some heating and air conditioning companies is leaky ducts and improperly designed ducts.
Make sure that fuel burning furnaces, fireplaces, heaters, range tops, and exhaust fans are vented to the outside, well away from windows and HVAC intakes.
Utilize your exhaust vans when you cook to prevent smoke, vapors, and grease from entering in the air.
Ultimately, if you are concerned with the air quality in your home, we suggest getting a certified technician to come check out your ductwork and ventilation system. We hope that you find these tips and tricks easy to implement in your home and ultimately, see a difference in the air quality of your home.