15 Sep Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality In Each Room of Your Home
Many homeowners today have made the choice to be environmentally friendly by lowering their energy usage. Due to this, homes are more airtight than ever before. While this is an effective way to conserve energy, it can also mean more pollutants are locked indoors since the natural drafts created by air leaks no longer exist. To avoid creating this unhealthy living space, you should work toward improving indoor quality by following our simple and inexpensive steps.
- Use mechanical ventilation when possible. Turn on exhaust fans when you cook, shower, or operate the laundry room.
- Install a whole-house ventilation system to make sure as many pollutants are cleared out of your air as possible.
- Keep solvents, paints, pesticides and other types of volatile organic compounds safely stored in your garage or an outdoor storage container situated away from the house.
- Open windows when using toxic products indoors. Breathing in the fumes from conventional cleaning products and other products loaded with contaminants can harm your health. Also, allow a natural draft to ventilate your home by opening as many windows as you can.
- Use a high quality air filter in your heating and air conditioning system. More dust, debris and other pollutants can be removed from the air you breathe by high quality filters. Also, the components of your HVAC unit will be better protected.
- Use only condensing, seal combustion or power-vented water heaters and furnaces, plus get natural draft applications tested for proper ventilation.
- Ventilate your home’s hearth products. Wood stoves and fireplaces should 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 Dayton area.