Getting rid of your home’s bad air

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

HR-111515-BP3What if the air inside your home is stuffy, stale or just downright dirty? Poor indoor air quality is common in households, and if your home has bad air, it could be affecting your health. Here’s what you can do to improve the air inside your home:

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

To reduce the presence of VOCs in your home, choose low-or no-VOC paints for home improvement projects. Also, open windows and run ventilation fans to help evacuate VOCs.

Dust

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says keeping your house clean can help reduce biological contaminants.

Vacuuming is one of the most effective ways to reduce dust and dirt in your home, but be aware that some vacuums like upright or portable vacuums may actually increase the amount of dust and allergens in the air. Vacuums can pull dust off the floor and exhaust it back into the air.

Fumes

Keep all gas appliances in good repair. Have gas ovens inspected at least once a year by a professional and be sure of any appliance that burns fuel.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.