Have you ever noticed that your eyes get watery when you are at home or you get a stuffy nose or even a cough that is not present when you leave the house? Do you feel fine when you get home from work yet the next morning the aforementioned symptoms appear for no reason, and then seem to clear up when you leave your house? If so, chances are you may have an indoor air quality issue.
I am finding that these symptoms seem to worsen in homes that were built in the last ten years or so, and the reason is that these homes were built using better construction methods and the buildings themselves are often tighter, not allowing any indoor/outdoor air exchanges. This is especially true here in the Deep South where opening windows and doors are rare occurrences.
According to a recent article published by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the air in our homes can be up to up to ten times more polluted than the outdoor air. If you have a world of time on your hands and really want to see how much of an issue the government thinks indoor air quality is you can literally spend hours here . I think it is fair to say that we can all agree that indoor air pollution is an issue and the question becomes, what can we do about it? Let’s take a look at some of the options available for you and your home depending on the situation:
I’m sure I haven’t covered every possible option when it comes to improving indoor air quality, however all the above examples are a great place to begin. The reality of the situation is that you don’t have to live with poor indoor air quality, We Can Fix It!
Until next time my friends, I have arrived at the conclusion that oxygen is a toxic gas. Any human that breathes it typically dies in eighty to one-hundred years.
House Whisperer out!!
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