Keep your Home Air Healthy!
Poor Indoor Air Quality can really affect a person’s well-being. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air within our own homes can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside our homes!
New homes are now built with much tighter construction, and have been weatherized to the point where they more easily trap air contaminants. There are not as many natural drafts that older homes had. New homes don’t ‘breathe’ as well as they could, so outdoor air is being shut out, and there is less chance for dilution of indoor contaminants.
With asthma being a leading serious chronic illness of children today, it’s important to keep our air conditioners clean, change our filters monthly, and learn how to control indoor air pollution. You can help keep asthma triggers away from your house by fixing leaks and drips as soon as they start. Standing water and high humidity encourage the growth of dust mites, mold and mildew. — some of the most common triggers that can worsen asthma.
There are many things a homeowner can do to make their home air healthier.