3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

Air pollution is something that most of us associate with smog, ozone and the outside world. That said, the air in your homes and offices can actually be more polluted than the outside. Lead from dust, formaldehyde and other chemicals from the fragrance used in conventional cleaners all pollute your indoor air. How can you ensure that the air inside your home is safe and clean for you and your family? Handyman Connection® of San Mateo shares three tips today:

Air Cleaners

When choosing an air cleaner, there are several factors you should consider. While a highly efficient collector can significantly reduce the contaminants in the air, it won’t be as effective if it has a low air-circulation rate. You also need to consider the source of pollution. For example, tabletop air cleaners are not as effective as removing large amounts of the pollutant from a strong nearby source. When using air cleaners, it’s best to use them in conjunction with other efforts to remove the source.

Source Control

One of the simplest and most effective ways of improving your indoor air quality is to eliminate the source of pollution or at least reduce their emission. Sources with asbestos can be sealed or enclosed, while gas stoves are easily adjusted to reduce the number of emissions.

Ventilation Improvements

You can also lower the concentration of air pollutants indoors by increasing natural ventilation. When it’s particularly hot, you can open windows and doors to let the cool air in. Installing kitchen and bathroom fans can also help remove contaminants directly in the room where it’s located, and increase the rate of outdoor air ventilation.

These steps can help ensure the cleanliness of your indoor air. For more tips, you can turn to Handyman Connection of San Mateo. We offer a range of home improvement services to help you create a safe home environment. Contact us at (650) 437-8995 to get a free estimate.

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