Dust, pollen, and other contaminants can leave indoor air far more polluted than the air outsideâbut it doesnât have to be that way.
What You Can Do
Homeowners can take a number of steps to improve air quality and create a healthier living environment. Here are a few:
- Vent the Kitchen: Almost every home has a range hood and fan.Â Make sure your kitchen exhaust fan vents to the outdoors so captured smoke, odors and other particles are removed from the living space, then be sure to run it while cooking.
- Beware of the Garage: While having an attached garage offers great convenience for homeowners, the garage is also home to a variety of pollutants that can enter the living space. Use only approved containers to store flammable products. Also, donât let the car idle in the garage. Pull it outside and close the garage door to keep engine exhausts out.
- Install a Central Vacuum System: Built-in central vacuum systems are often better at removing particulates from the living space than portable vacuums, and are generally more powerful, while also being quieter since the motor and fan are stationed in the garage. They can usually be retrofitted into existing homes.
- Use Dust Removal Tools:Â Vacuuming areas with a well-filtered vacuumÂ cleaner and using microfiber dusting tools is helpful for removing rather than rearranging dust.
Disclaimer âSimple Steps To Improve Indoor Air : Â Created on December 2nd, 2013. Â Last Modified on January 21st, 2014