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Reduce Indoor Air Pollutants

How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollutants

Every home has indoor air pollutants. Whether it is fido's dander, the pollen from the flowers decorating the table or fumes from typical household cleaning products. Reducing the amount of air pollutants in your home is a worthwhile goal, but how do you go about it?

Suggestions for reducing indoor air pollutants:

  • Don't allow smoking inside your home
  • Don't use a wood burning stove or make certain that it is an airtight model if you must
  • Make certain that your air conditioning filter system is clean and working.
  • Reduce the amount of moisture in your home to lessen the chance of mold or mildew growth
  • Make sure your clothes dryer vents to the outside of the home
  • Make sure that your bathroom and kitchen fans vent to the outside of the home instead of re-circulating the air
  • Ventilate your home several times a day by opening doors and windows for at least a few minutes
  • Switch from aerosols cleaning products to spray "pump" products
  • Use an air cleaner in rooms that do not get a lot of ventilation normally - like a bedroom
  • Bathe your pets regularly to reduce the amount of dander and hair released into the air
  • Certain plants have been known to reduce levels of chemicals such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene. Such as: peace lily, bamboo palm, mums, etc...

Also look at: Indoor Air Quality, Air Conditioning Filters, and IAQ and Your Health

Is it time to replace or repair your air conditioner? You can get up to three pre-screened competing air conditioning experts to evaluate your home by contacting Cooling Heating Smith. They will schedule the appointments for you at a time that fits your schedule and follow up to make certain you are getting the help you need.

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