Air pollution isn’t just an outdoor problem. Pollutants in the air at home can pose quite a problem for families who are spending even more time inside now than ever before, up to 90 percent of their days.
In fact, WebMD, in collaboration with Healthy Child of the World, explains that the air inside of our homes and office buildings may be more polluted than the air outside. According to WebMD, “The air inside your home may be polluted by lead (in house dust), formaldehyde, fire-retardants, radon even volatile chemicals from fragrances used in cleaners.”
Here at A.J. Perri, we do more than heating, cooling and plumbing, we are experts in air quality– we hope you enjoy the following list of clever ways to have cleaner air at home.
1. Repair Any Leaks in Your Home. Whether plumbing leaks or leaks in your roof or basement, dampness in your home contributes to mold and mildew. Repairing leaks in your home should also save you money on future repairs and utilities.
2. Bring Plants Inside. Plants are natural air cleaners. Strategically adding plants to your indoor décor can help remove pollutants from the air in your home. Don’t have a green thumb? No problem. We’ve found a list of plants that clean the air and are nearly impossible to kill.
3. Avoid Carpeting and Keep Your Floors Clean. Unhealthy particles or chemicals can become trapped and linger in carpet fibers and upholstered furniture. Install solid flooring when possible and keep quality doormats at every door to keep harmful chemicals and pollutants from being tracked into your home.
4. Install a Quality Whole-Home Air Purifier. An air purifier, like RGF Environmental Group’s REME Halo™, can effectively kill harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses and reduce smoke, odors, VOCs and particulates by 99 percent. The REME Halo recently won the Dealer Design Gold Award, making it a good choice for the air quality conscious homeowner.