Testing done by US Environmental Agency has stated that indoor air pollution could be up to 5 times worse than outdoor pollution. It is important that you be aware of the pollutants in your home’s air and where they are coming from. Detecting the sources of contributing pollutants is essential in eliminating them and creating a more breathable environment for you and your family. Read more to find out what steps you can take to start improving your indoor air quality now!
If you have recently made some major changes to your home, you may be in risk of deteriorating your indoor air quality. Typically new paint, furniture, or flooring can release chemicals into the air. If you are interested in painting your home, check the labels of the paint canisters for low or zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) alternatives.
You may also be prone to VOCs if you live in an older home. These homes may have not had the advanced materials or technology to prevent VOCs. Consider implementing an air purifier and dehumidifier to combat these problems.
Most store-bought cleaning products are also known to contain gas and chemicals that release when you use them AND even when they are being stored un-opened. Consider keeping the cleaning products at home to a minimum instead of purchasing in bulk or buying eco-friendly cleaning products instead. Alternative to these options, you can also create your own cleaning products with natural ingredients.
These are just a few factors to think about when it comes to your indoor air quality. If you need additional help or our professional services on how to significantly reduce or eliminate pollutants, call Blackbelt A/C & Electrical today based in San Antonio (210) 749-3242!