You're sure to breathe a sigh of relief once your long distance movers have finished helping you unpack, but you should take steps to ensure that the air you inhale in your new home is of good quality. Here are some tips to keep in mind for maintaining your abode's air clean.
CNAHealth.com recommends getting rid of any chemicals or objects that may emit toxins into the air. These include paint thinner, pesticides and chemical cleaners. As you decorate your interior space, use paints that have low amounts of volatile organic compounds.
Circulate the Air
You should always have good ventilation in your home, notes the source, especially during the winter, because many heating systems recycle the air. To remedy this, the source suggests implementing window fans, attic fans and bathroom exhaust fans. During the summer, install screen doors and keep your doorways open.
Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector
Sometimes the air quality isn't just about breathing comfortably, but it's a safety concern for you and your family. TheDailyGreen.com recommends installing carbon monoxide detectors so you know if you're being exposed to the dangerous, odorless gas.
Repair Leaking Areas
According to the news outlet, dampness in your home, which can come from leaks in the structure, is detrimental to your health and can lead to coughing, wheezing and even asthma. You should do an annual inspection of your roof, basement and crawlspace for any leaks, and fix them as soon as possible.