Your home air quality is very important for your health and quality of life. Your home needs to be safe and comfortable, not a place to make you sick. It does not matter if your home is new or old; any age of home can have home air quality problems. Nonetheless, there is good news! You can do something about your home air quality, now! You can improve your home air quality and improve your quality of life.
First, investigate each room to find the air quality problems.
Contributors to poor home air quality include, but are not limited to the carpet, too much or not enough humidity, indoor pesticides, biological pollutants, asbestos, radon, mold, mildew and carbon monoxide.
The kitchen often has problems with moisture that causes mold, mildew and odors, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates, formaldehyde, and inhalable chemicals.
The living room can have problems with, formaldehyde from new carpets, dust mold, pet dander and other allergens from old carpets, lead, Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs and particulate matter from candles and incense, and the carpet, curtains, drapes and furniture can hold toxic chemicals and gas from smoking.
Common home air quality concerns in the bathroom include mold and mildew, hygiene, air freshening products release toxic chemicals, and potentially dangerous and toxic cleaning chemicals may be stored in the bathroom.
The garage may have home air quality contributors such as, vehicle exhaust gasses, leaking fuel storage containers and improperly stored pesticides and used, old paint cans releasing toxins and VOCs.
The basement can have some of the widest range of contributing factors. Basement factors may include carbon monoxide from furnaces, particulate matter like dust and soot from wood burning stoves, VOCs from used paint and solvents, radon and mold, mildew, many other allergens and biological contaminants.
As you can see, there is a multitude of factors contributing to poor home air quality. Many of these can be limited or even eliminated with the use or air filters and purifiers. There are other ways to improve your home air quality too. The easiest and best way is to just not store the chemicals that cause or contribute a majority of the problems inside your home. It is as important if not considerably more to be aware of your home air quality, as it is to be aware of the outdoor air quality you are in daily.
After you have investigated and discovered the air quality problems inside of your home you will be better prepared to go out and to buy the tools and supplies you need to improve your home air quality.