How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 16, 2020

You spend the majority of your hours inside of your home. You want your indoor air quality to be as good as possible since it’s so important for your health. These are some simple ways to make sure your house’s air is as clean as possible.

Household Cleaners

Household cleaners are a common source of indoor pollutants. The harsh chemicals in these products emit fumes that irritate your nose, lungs and skin. People with asthma are especially impacted by conventional household cleaners. You should only buy or make yourself natural cleaning supplies.

Use a Good Quality Air Filter

You should have a good quality air filter in your central heating and cooling system. It should be checked and replaced every one to three months. If your system is designed for it, buy a MERV 13 or higher air filter.

Use Your Kitchen Range Hood

You should always turn the kitchen range hood fan on when you’re cooking. Heating oils, fat, and other ingredients can produce unhealthy air pollutants. If your range doesn’t have a fan, open a nearby window instead.

Install an Air Purifier

A whole-home air purifier can clean all of the air in your home that your heating and cooling system can reach. It will eliminate sick building syndrome, which is a term used to describe a property that causes its occupants serious health effects.

DuPree Heating & Air Conditioning is a company that offers indoor air quality solutions, such as the installation of whole-home air purifiers. We’re based in Joliet, IL, and have been in business for more than 28 years.

Choose Furniture Carefully

You don’t want to buy inexpensive furniture that’s held together by solvent-based adhesives. These adhesives emit dangerous volatile organic compounds that can cause serious health issues. Buy furniture with water-based adhesives and natural fiber cushions.

DuPree Heating & Air Conditioning is a heating and cooling company that replaces, tunes-up, and repairs furnaces, boilers, and air conditioners. We’re also a sheet metal fabrication company. If you’re ready to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call our office today!

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