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Your Charles Town, West Virginia, home is your sanctuary. Part of creating that pleasant atmosphere is keeping your indoor air clean and free of impurities. Try these strategies for evaluating and improving your home’s indoor air quality.

How Do I Assess Indoor Air Quality?

The most reliable way to learn what’s in the air you breathe inside your home is through a professional evaluation. However, here are a few questions you can ask yourself to get started.

  • Consider the health of the people who live in your home. If anyone suffers from asthma or allergies, take note of whether they have more symptoms in one area of the home than another.
  • Learn the history of your home if you are not the original owner. Older homes, in particular, often have poor air circulation and areas with high moisture content in the air.
  • Take an inventory of what chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, and similar products are stored in your home. A concentration of these items in a single room can affect air quality.

How Do I Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Try these suggestions to reduce the impurities in your home’s indoor air quality.

  • If you can identify and eliminate the source of impurities, you’ve taken the most important step to clean up the air quality in your home. For example, you may want to change the location where chemicals are stored.
  • Look for ways to improve ventilation throughout your home. When temperatures are pleasant, open your doors and windows to let fresh air move through the home.
  • Change filters on a regular schedule so that they are always working at peak efficiency to remove impurities from the air.

While you can take some steps on your own to improve the indoor air quality of your home, you’ll get the best results from a professional evaluation. Call Griffith Energy Services today. We’ll be glad to give you some tips on making your home the most comfortable place possible.

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