15 Sep 7 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality In Every Room of Your Home
Many homeowners today have gone green by lowering their energy usage. As a consequence, homes are more airtight than ever before. While this is an effective way to save energy, it also means more pollutants are locked inside the home since natural drafts created by air leaks are now non-existent. To avoid creating an unhealthy living space, there are ways to improve indoor quality by following easy and inexpensive steps.
- Use mechanical ventilation when you can. Turn on exhaust fans when you cook, shower, or wash clothes in your laundry room.
- Put in a whole-house ventilation system to eliminate as many pollutants in the air as possible.
- Keep solvents, paints, pesticides and any volatile organic compounds stored in your garage or an outdoor storage container that’s away from the house.
- Open the windows when using toxic products indoors. Breathing in the fumes from many cleaning products and other products loaded with contaminants can be risky for your health. Allow a natural draft to ventilate your home by opening windows when possible.
- Use a high quality air filter in your HVAC system. Much more debris, dust and other pollutants will be removed from the air you breathe by high quality filters. The components of your HVAC unit will also be better protected.
- Use condensing, seal combustion or power-vented water heaters and furnaces, and get natural draft applications tested for proper ventilation.
- Ventilate hearth products such as wood stoves and fireplaces. They must be ventilated to make sure their indoor and outdoor intakes are correctly closed.
For more tips on improving indoor air quality, contact us at Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning. We proudly serve the Dallas area.