15 Sep 7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality In Each Room of Your Home
Many homeowners today have made the energy-saving choice to go green and reduce energy usage. As a result, homes are more airtight than they have ever been. While this is an effective path to conserve energy, it also means increased pollutants are locked inside the house since the natural drafts created by air leaks aren’t there anymore. To avoid creating an unhealthy living space, work toward improving indoor quality by following these relatively simple and inexpensive steps.
- Use mechanical ventilation when needed. Turn on exhaust fans when cooking, showering, or washing clothes in the laundry room.
- Install a whole-house ventilation system so as many pollutants are cleared out of your air as possible.
- Keep solvents, paints, pesticides and other volatile organic compounds safely placed in your garage or an outdoor storage container that is away from the house.
- Open your home’s windows when using toxic products indoors. Breathing in fumes from conventional cleaning products and any products loaded with contaminants can hurt to your health. Allow a natural draft to ventilate your home by opening as many windows as allows.
- Use a high quality air filter in your HVAC system. Much more dust, debris and other pollutants can be removed from your indoor air by high quality filters. What’s more, the system 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 need to 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 San Antonio area.