Did you know that pollution levels inside your home can often be greater than levels outside?
Think about it …every room in your home has product or furniture that can contribute to unhealthy air.
What could they be? Carpeting – household cleaners, bedding, pets, gas or oil.
Newer homes are better insulated and doors and windows tighter and that means pollutants have nowhere to go!
You might ask why should you be concerned about bad air? Well, it can make you sick!
Ever wonder why your eyes burn all the time? Or why that nagging – hacking cough won’t go away? Well, the problem may not be pollen – it might be bad – sick – air inside your home!
How often do you clean that air filter? How often do you have your floors and carpet cleaned? And what do you clean carpeting and flooring with? An irritating solution?
You say you’ve felt great and suddenly you have respiratory issues? A simple solution may be getting your home well so that you can get well.
What to do?
- Open windows and use fans for better air circulation.
- STOP smoking inside. That second-hand smoke will kill you, not to mention that smoke gets into everything! Carpeting, window treatments, bedding, sofa, everything!
- Install a carbon monoxide detector.
- It’s summer – and if you have a fireplace CLEAN IT OUT!!!
- Avoid using harsh chemicals indoors.
- Keep your home properly vented, especially attics, bathrooms, clothes dryers, etc.
- Keep your home as clean as possible and control pet dander, dust mites and mold.
- And last but certainly not least be sure to change that AC filter regularly. Monthly would be a good habit to get into. It’s good for your health, and with the summer months, your AC will be running more – and having a fresh filter will keep your unit from struggling w/ a blocked filter.