Posted on June 30th, 2014
When many people think of air pollution, the focus tends to be more on outdoor air quality. However, the air you breathe indoors can be even more polluted. Some pollutants, like dust and pollen, can be tracked indoors, while others may enter via pets, new furniture, a fresh coat paint, harsh cleaning chemicals or carpet cleaners. We at Western Heating & Air want to help improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Get Air Ducts Cleaned
The cleanliness of the air ducts in a house can impact indoor air quality. Getting them periodically vacuumed out can aid in removing any impurities, such as dust and mold trapped in the ducts, and prevent them from circulating around your home. Air filters are the gateways to the air ducts and changing them every two to three months can also help improve the air quality in a house.
Use All Natural Cleaning Supplies
There are many harsh chemicals in everyday cleaning supplies. The toxic fumes from polishes, bleaches, soaps and other cleaning products can contribute to unhealthy air quality inside a home. Some of the most potentially harmful products are oven, drain and toilet bowl cleaners. Exposure to any of these products can potentially irritate the skin and eyes, and cause headaches. The long term effects can be more serious and include chronic respiratory issues.
Using all-natural cleaning supplies can improve air quality in Orem, UT. There are a number of companies who sell all natural cleaning products. You can also make a natural all-purpose cleaning solution by combining vinegar and water in equal proportions. Mixing baking soda with a dash of vinegar can create an effective scouring cleanser.
Poor indoor air quality can contribute to a whole host of health problems. Contact us at Western Heating & Air for assistance in improving the air quality in your home.