Most people would probably associate words like “city” and “traffic” with air pollution. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, what we do inside our homes can be polluting the air both indoors and outside. So, consider the following tips for reducing air pollution.
- Recycle. Local recycling centers accept electronics, paper, organic…you name it! Charities will accept any of those that are still usable.
- Properly dispose of common household items. Many items around the house can be very harmful to the environment if not disposed of or stored properly. Make sure your paints, pesticides and solvents are stored in airtight containers.
- Inspect your appliances regularly. Inspecting heating and cooling systems can help reduce the emissions or harmful gases into the air both inside and outside your home. Have a professional (like us!) check your home comfort system in the fall and in the spring.
- Look at things in terms of your physical health. Exposure to air pollution can aggravate asthma, lead to potential lung damage, and cause coughing or shortness of breath. That’s not fun for anyone.
To learn more about controlling the air pollution in your home, check out our indoor air quality systems. We’ll help you – and your family – breathe easier this season.