How has your health been lately? Have you experienced any of the following symptoms: dizziness, headaches, ear infections, hearing loss, sneezing, nosebleeds, fever, chills, muscle pain, rashes, asthma, lung cancer, watery eyes, redness, nauseas, vomiting, coughing, or throat irritation? The list is long but if you are dealing with any of the above problems, what do you think could be the culprit? According to one report, these things could all be caused by poor indoor air quality. Some of the worst culprits for indoor air pollutants are tobacco smoke and biological sources. Let’s take a look at some ways you can detect and deal with bad air quality.
How is the air in your home? Is it stuffy or smelly? It’s time to do something about these things. You need to figure out ways to get better ventilation in your home. We can get in the habit of locking our place up like a prison cell. We shut the doors and windows and this completely stifles air flow. You need to have a balance because you don’t just want to open up all the windows because there is a lot of pollution that lingers outside as well. So what can help? Something that has become popular is trickle ventilation. This screen will fit on most windows and will not only let air in but filter it at the same time. This will allow your house to breathe a lot better.
Turn on your air conditioner. If you don’t have one, then get Brisbane Air to install one for you. There are a lot of things floating in the air that will cause bad air quality. The air conditioner will remove water from the air, thus removing pollutants in the process. HEPA air filters are something that work well with AC units. You can also purchase HEPA air filters that are stand alone units. They usually use a fan that will suck in air and clean it. Be careful as they are a little noisy.
Make sure to check your appliances that use gas. You need to ensure that these burn clean because if not, it can contribute to bad air quality. Make sure to contact a technician who can come and clean the jets on your gas appliances. Its been said that these irritating gases can cause wheezing in people that don’t even have asthma. When using your stove keep your window open and turn a fan on.
Clean your home wisely! What does that mean? If you’re not careful, your cleaning products can contribute to poor air quality. VOCs or volatile organic compounds can be found in some cleaning products as well as paints and some floor polishes. These VOCs can go into the air as a gas and cause irritation. Good cleaning products to use are fragrance-free cleaners or ones that say they have little to low VOCs.
We all love them, but the truth is the air quality in your home will improve if you do what you can to keep your pets outside. If you find this something that will be difficult to do then at the very least try to keep your pet outside of your bedroom. Of course, regular dog grooming will go a long way.