Studies have shown that the air quality inside your home can actually be more damaging than outside. Because of tighter construction rules and better remodeling techniques, the air inside the home doesnít always circulate as it should.
Read the manual for your air conditioner and make sure to empty the water tray often if your unit has one. Change the filter as directed and follow all other maintenance procedures. Moisture or humidity inside the home can be prevented with exhaust fans and dehumidifiers, and existing mold can be cleaned with a chlorine bleach solution.
Some carpets release biological pollutants when wet, so any water-damaged carpet should be dried immediately or removed. New carpets can release organic gases, so during installation keep as many doors and windows open as possible.
Many common solutions use chemicals that are irritants. Read the instructions carefully before use, and select nonaerosol and nontoxic products as often as possible. Remember to completely use up whatís in the container to avoid leaving any residue. Itís the same situation with many personal products found in the bathroom. Using the exhaust fan or opening a window is a remedy here.
Finally, itís a good idea to install a smoke detector in each bedroom and adjacent hallway in your home. Carbon monoxide detectors are essential in rooms with gas or fossil fuel appliances. Combination products that detect both are available on the market and regardless of which product you decide on, itís important to check the batteries regularly.