According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend about 90% of their time indoors. If you live in Pinecrest, Florida, you probably leave your windows and doors closed to keep the heat and humidity out. You may be trapping pollution in your home and decreasing your indoor air quality. Here are three things you need to know about air pollution if you want to improve the indoor air quality in your home:

Cigarette Smoke

If there are smokers in the house, then cigarette smoke will probably be the most significant source of air pollution. Cigarette residue can settle on surfaces in your home. Even if you avoid smoking when your children are around, they will inevitably come into contact with it.

Hidden Air Pollutants

You may be using products that create pollution that lingers around your home. These products include household cleaning supplies, perfumes, candles, craft supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, improperly ventilated gas stoves, and wood-burning stoves or fireplaces.

The Best Ways to Reduce Air Pollution and Improve Air Quality

With the right tools in your arsenal, you can fight indoor air pollution. Here are a few ways that you can reduce indoor air pollution:

1. If there are any smokers in your home, you should ask them to quit or, at the very least, go outside and stay far away from the house when they smoke.

2. You can be more thoughtful about what you use inside your home. For example, you can visit the EPA’s website and learn which green products you can use to limit air pollution from cleaning supplies.

3. You can improve your home’s ventilation or airflow or install a system to clean the air.

Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? Is pollution a concern for you and your family? Contact us at RCI Air Conditioning Company today to learn about our solutions for your home’s air quality issues. Protect your family from pollution by improving the air quality inside your home.

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Originally published in Nov. 2018, updated in March 2020

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