Do you often find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or suffering from headaches and watery eyes? Your indoor air quality might be to blame! In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), your indoor air may be even more polluted than the outdoor air you’ll find in large, industrialized cities!
The good news is, you’re not doomed to suffer from poor air quality. Follow these five simple tips to enjoy cleaner, healthier indoor air.
1. Minimize VOCs
Paint, adhesives, sealants, and many types of cleaners can give off dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Make your home’s air safer by storing these everyday household items outside.
2. Keep Up with HVAC Maintenance
Having a licensed professional regularly maintain your HVAC system will help you avoid indoor pollution caused by dirty coils and ductwork. As a bonus, it will also not only improve your system’s performance an longevity.
3. Ventilation is Your Friend
Humid bathrooms are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Make sure you have proper ventilation so you can enjoy long, hot showers without the worry.
4. Out with the Old, In with the New
Microscopic mites love living in old carpets, bedding, curtains, and other upholstered furniture. When you replace these old items, you’ll likely be tossing out some unwelcome guests as well.
5. Kick Stale Air to the Curb
A whole-home ventilation system will remove stale, polluted indoor air. This is one of the best ways keep your home’s air fresh and clean!