Ever wonder about the quality of the air that you and your family are breathing?
Today’s tightly-sealed homes trap indoor pollutants and might actually contribute to poor indoor air quality. Here are some of the steps homeownwers can take to improve the quality of the air they breathe:
- Have a high-efficiency ventilation system installed to ensure good indoor air quality;
- Have carpets cleaned once or twice a year to remove pollutants, dust and dirt;
- Have your duct system cleaned every three or four years at a minimum;
- Use low-emission paints to reduce vapours;
- Whenever possible, use green household cleaners that eliminate toxic fumes;
- Ensure kitchen and bathroom exhausts are vented to the outside of your home;
- Change the filters on your furnace monthly;
- Change the pad in your duct-mounted humidifier annually;
- Install a high-quality electronic air cleaner; and
- Open windows on nice days for an hour or so to recirculate and freshen the air in your home.