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