Starting in the 1970’s, houses have been built tighter to keep cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. While this is a great way to conserve energy, it is also a cause of Tight Home Syndrome, which means dirty and stale air is locked in your home. This contributes to indoor air pollution.
The American Lung Association, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and other organizations have expressed their concerns about the dangers of indoor air pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks and other health issues.
This year, don’t forget to include your home’s air in your Spring Cleaning activities. Follow our checklist below to make sure you’re taking care of your home’s air quality during Spring Cleaning:
- Open the windows and let some fresh air in while you’re doing your Spring Cleaning.
- Switch to fragrance free cleaning products, laundry detergent, dish soap, etc.
- Get more houseplants to help naturally remove toxins in the air.
- Have your ducts cleaned by a professional.
- Switch out your heavy curtains and rugs for ones with thinner fabric, as they will capture less dust.
- Replace your air filters.
- Organize your coat closest and use it! The more you wear your jacket or other outdoor clothes throughout the house, the more outdoor allergens you’re spreading inside.
- Ask the professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning about which air quality system is best for your home.
If you want to be healthier and more comfortable in your home, it’s a good idea to start by improving your indoor air quality. Your local One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning team offers a full range of indoor air quality services for your climate and lifestyle.Visit One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today to request your appointment.