We tend to think that the air we breathe inside our home is clean, but it can in fact we up to five times worse than the one outside. Since a lot of people have been spending their time indoors during the last year, the number of asthma and allergy cases has been on the rise, and the key to that lies in the air quality in your home.
The quality of the air we breathe in our homes has become a major issue and we learn about new things that could be affecting them. Bad air quality can affect your health in a number of ways. It can trigger an asthma attack, eye irritation, dizziness, skin rashes, and other respiratory problems. The experts at Action AC point out the key culprits.
Not Cleaning Your Air Filters
Your air filters are meant to keep the air you get from your air conditioner clean, not replacing them regularly will have the opposite effect. You should make sure you replace your air filter at least once a month. Otherwise, the dirty air filter will not only block the airflow and make your air conditioner less efficient, but it will also spread various dangerous particles every time you power on your HVAC system.
Fiberglass is a material made up of fine glass fibers that are used to prevent drafts and make HVAC systems in our homes more energy-efficient by keeping the hot or cool air inside. However, fiberglass insulation can be a source of bad air in your home. If you remodel your home, traces of the fiberglass insulation can remain airborne in your home, affecting the quality of the air you breathe.
Growing plants inside your home is usually considered healthy and good for the air quality. However, that is not always the case. Plants can be a perfect host for mold spores, which can then spread and affect your home. Make sure to inspect your plants for mold regularly and clean it off before it has a chance to spread. You can also use an air purifier to prevent the spread of mold spores.
These stoves, while practical, can also produce carbon dioxide and particulates, which can affect your health and the quality of the air you breathe. Therefore, you should consider switching to modern stoves to prevent them from affecting the air quality in your home.
Synthetic floors can also affect the quality of air in your home, as vinyl flooring tends to spread VOCs inside your home. To prevent this, make sure you use an air purifier or any other method of absorbing hazardous gases and VOCs.