Do you know the ‘dirt’ on indoor air pollution? Is outdoor air or indoor air more harmful to you and your family? Which do you think is worse?
A recent survey shows Americans’ knowledge on air pollution isn’t up to snuff. Most people polled believed outdoor air pollution to be much more damaging, while in reality indoor air pollution may contain two to five times more pollutants, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Improving Indoor Air Quality
There are several ways you can work toward improving the air quality inside your home. Following are a few places to get you on the right path
- Consider an air duct cleaning, which will help remove unwanted particles and improve the quality of your home or offices indoor air.
- Change the air filter on your HVAC unit a minimum of four times a year (every three months). Most Americans assume if the filter doesn’t look dirty, it doesn’t need to be changed. A clean filter not only helps reduce indoor air pollution, but also helps your heating and cooling system run more efficiently.
- Make sure your gas stove is properly vented. If it’s not, gases like carbon monoxide have no way to escape and can pose a serious threat to your health.
- Beware of scented candles. They may only mask odors while releasing small soot particles into the air.
- Clean up your home. There are many tips available to help you clean up your Monmouth County home and improve the quality of your indoor air at the same time.
Aggressive Mechanical Contractors wants to help you make your home an oasis of relaxation and comfort, and give you peace of mind that the air your family breathes is clean and healthy. We offer expert advice and answers to your questions regarding indoor air pollution and how to improve the quality of your home’s air. Contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors today for all your air quality needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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