3 Ways to Eliminate Airborne Dangers in Homes
The study points out, “The factors that negatively impact indoor air quality are not well known, and most homeowners do not associate allergy symptoms, lingering food odors, or foggy bathroom mirrors with unhealthy indoor air.” Education could not be more important than now.
The study suggests three things homeowners (and contractors) can do to ensure healthy IAQ (and eliminate airborne dangers):
Use a whole-house, balanced system that equalizes indoor air pressure and removes stale air from the home. Since air is invisible, it’s often hard to fully understand the air inside your home. There are special systems a trained professional can install that can give you visibility about what’s invisible.
Establish a regular cleaning schedule. This item is something that can be done with and without a trained professional. If you vacuum, wipe away dust, mop floors, etc. on a regular basis, then your home’s IAQ will see improvement.
Ensure proper air flow and ventilation. Have a trained professional come to your home and run scientific tests to accurately identify what is working well and what needs improvement in your home. Specifically, test the duct work for air leakage. You can install the best available HVAC system and still have issues if your air duct system is not properly sealed.
Are you a homeowner? Find an Aeroseal dealer near you to inspect your home and ensure its duct work is effectively distributing air throughout your home.
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