We often think of air pollution as affecting the outdoors – smog and haze hanging in the city skies. In truth, the air inside our homes and offices is typically more polluted than the air outdoors. Inside, the air is often contaminated with lead, formaldehyde, radon, chemicals, mold, mildew, and dust, among others. Some of these contaminants arrive through our heating and air conditioning systems, and they are preventable.
- Control Moisture – By using an air conditioning in your home – one with a clean filter or a dehumidifier – you can easily control the amount of moisture in damp spaces, such as the basement. This room is typically a breeding ground for both mites and mold.
- Fresh Air – Most air conditioning systems do not bring in fresh air from the outdoors. Instead, you’ll need to open the windows on occasion and turn on exhaust fans to remove indoor pollutants.
- Reduce Toxins – Instead of cleaning the kitchen and bathroom using ammonia or bleach, opt for milder cleaning substances. For instance, combining vinegar and water will keep your windows clean. Furthermore, purchase paint and adhesive items in small quantities to ensure they don’t sit around too long.
- Vacuum Often – Vacuuming the carpeting and hardwood floors in your home thoroughly is an effortless way to remove dust that has settled on the floor. Choose a top-rated vacuum cleaner to remove most of the dust and other contaminants.
- Perform Tests – Many homes constructed before the 1970s may have asbestos in the walls and ceilings. As you may know, asbestos can be harmful to the human body. It’s important to test your indoor air quality often to reduce the chance of new particles.
To improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact Burnside Air Conditioning for professional service at 972-562-7789. We’re here to help you and your family live more comfortably and safely!