Nobody likes to live in filth, but according to a survey by 3M Filtrete one of the leaders in indoor air filtration, people are too concerned with the dirt that we see and not concerned enough about the filth we breathe in; all the particles and chemicals floating in our indoor air such as Dirt, Pet Dander and Dust Mites to name a few. The survey found that 73% of us are worried about mildew in our bathtubs and 69% about bugs and mice, but only 40% are concerned about the indoor air quality in both there home and workplace. A lot of this has to do with the fact that these indoor air contaminants are out of sight out of mind.
That is concerning, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which frequently states that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air-quality problems can vary season to season, since the sources of pollution are so varied, so here are a few ways of dealing with summer-sensitive indoor air-quality issues.
Open your windows: When it isn't to hot outside open your windows to allow fresh air in. Homes are built so well that we trap VOCs, formaldehyde, and other compounds emitted by furniture, cleaners, and other household products.
Vacuum and damp-mop regularly: Open windows bring in fresh air—and particles of dust can settle in carpets and on surfaces. Your AC’s filter can catch some of them, and a vacuum cleaner, preferably one with a HEPA filter, will catch the rest. Pesticides and household chemicals, such as brain-damaging PBDE flame retardants used in electronics, bind to dust and dirt as well, so a weekly damp-dusting session will keep them from getting stirred up and inhaled.
Replace your air filter: Air conditioner filters trap a lot that comes in from the outside and other sources. Check your system’s filter once a month and either change it or clean it, depending on the type. Your filter is crucial to your systems efficiency so by maintaining your filter you will save money on utility bills.
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