Inadequate indoor air quality (IAQ) can be a death trap in your Middleton, KY, home. Although you deserve a clean environment, some habits may prevent that. Here, we’ll look at some bad habits to avoid to enjoy better indoor air quality.

1. Smoking Indoors

Smoking indoors is one of the biggest habits that destroy your air quality. Some people smoke indoors because the weather outside is too hot or too cold.

Indoor smoking doesn’t just impact those nearby — it also affects the environment around you. Smoke in the air can sink into wallpaper, furniture and carpeting, sticking around for longer than you might realize and continuing to lower the air quality in your home.

2. Improper Ventilation

Ventilation plays a crucial part in keeping your indoor air fresh and clean. Lack of proper ventilation encourages the accumulation of indoor pollutants, as they have no way to escape. Opening windows and using fans on mild days or when showering helps reduce the accumulation of contaminants in your home.

When you arrange objects in your home, make sure that no furniture or other belongings cover your vents. Obstructing a vent can cause dust and other biological contaminants to build up in your ducts. You also need to schedule regular maintenance and cleaning of your AC system.

3. Using Products With Harsh Chemicals

Your pursuit of a clean and fresh environment might end up causing you more harm than good. To achieve these results, you might use harsh chemicals and cleaning products. These chemicals can stick around for a long time, affecting your indoor air quality.

For safe, clean results, use all-natural products containing organic ingredients. If you need to use more traditional types of products, though, make sure to ventilate your space thoroughly to flush out your home’s air, so you don’t breathe in harmful chemicals.

Enhancing your IAQ is essential for maintaining your health and overall well-being. Breaking these habits and making changes can enhance your air quality. Contact us at Elder Heating & Air for professional indoor air quality services.

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