Where does the average person spend the majority of their time? Indoors, in their house, right? Well ironically, this is where all the dangerous allergens, mold and other annoying irritants are located. In fact, the EPA finds that pollutant levels can be two to five times higher inside our homes than outside.
Here are a few cost-effective ways to improve your air quality:
- Care for your home’s heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.
- Consistently change your HVAC Air Filters:
- Make sure your home is properly ventilated
- Don’t allow anyone to smoke in your home! (Smoking drastically affects the quality of indoor air and smoke residue which contains carcinogens can linger on the surfaces in your home)
- Add some green life throughout your home (According to a 30-year NASA study, adding houseplants are very effective at cleaning indoor air)
These five pointers are simple, and effective ways to get started on improving your home’s indoor air quality and energy efficiency. If you want to find more ways to improve your home air quality check out next weeks’ blog for advice from Angela Tin, Vice-President of Environmental Health at The American Lung Association (ALA).