Tips To Protect Your Indoor Air Quality

The average person spends 90% of their time indoors. With this staggering number, it’s important to create a safe, comfortable, and healthy environment. Whether you live in a townhome, apartment, or single family home, there are many ways to protect and improve your indoor air quality. Proactive steps are often necessary to protect your indoor air quality. According to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution can lead to health problems that include allergies, headaches, rashes, and respiratory issues, such as asthma and sinusitis. In order to avoid these various health problems, we have compiled a list of tips to protect your indoor air quality.

Keep Your Home Smoke-Free

Smoking is harmful to the environment and your loved ones. The health effects of secondhand smoke on non-smoking adults and children are harmful and numerous.

Eliminating secondhand smoke in the indoor environment will reduce its harmful health effects. Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by burning tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars or pipes and the smoke exhaled by smokes. Smoke exposure commonly happens indoors, particularly in homes and cars. Opening a window or increasing ventilation in a home or car is not protective from secondhand smoke.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers continuously work to filter out pollutants, allergens, and pathogens. Air purifiers usually consist of a filter, or multiple filters, and a fan that sucks in and circulates air. As the air moves through the filter, pollutants and particles are captured and the clean air is pushed back out into the living space. They help reduce pet odors and dander, harmful smoke particles and mold spores, and capturing dust before it settles, these systems allow you to breathe with confidence.

Vacuum Often

Indoor air can be up to seven times more polluted than the air outside. Which is a fact, according to a 2018 study done by Science, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Many of these pollutants often rise from floors and carpets into the air which are then easily inhaled. Vacuuming equipped with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filtration can help improve indoor air quality in all areas.

Trust Your Indoor Air Quality To Our Professional Team

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