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indoor air qualityIt’s no secret that bad air inside your home can lead to respiratory problems, not to mention worsen those that already exist like allergies and asthma. But how do you improve indoor air quality? Try the following steps and you’ll be breathing easier than ever:

  • Stop danger at the source — Make sure fuel-burning appliances such as your furnace, stove  and water heater are properly maintained to cut down on the danger of harmful pollutants getting into your air.
  • Ventilate your home — Ventilation is always important, not just when you’re painting or working with chemicals. The truth is, switching the air outside with what we’re breathing inside can help alleviate respiratory issues. Opening doors and windows can help, but mechanical ventilation systems will work wonders.
  • Keep your floors clean — Our floors really take a beating every day. We’re constantly tracking in dirt and grime from outside, not to mention the dust that’s floating around our home at any given time. Carpets should be vacuumed every day and cleaned on a regular basis (spot cleaning isn’t enough). Wood and tile floors must be mopped on a regular basis to keep them clean.
  • Invest in an air cleaner — Installing an air cleaner is a great way to reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants in your air. Some are designed to attack microorganisms like mold and bacteria, while others will even remove vapors and odors in your home.
  • Make it natural — You know those air fresheners that are meant to provide your home with a pleasant scent? Do you realize that they’re full of chemicals that are being expelled into your air? These devices, in addition to fragrances added to your laundry detergent and other such products, are hurting your air quality. Keep these products out of your home as much as possible.

If you’re looking for more ways to improve indoor air quality or have other questions about home comfort, please don’t hesitate to call the experts at Griffith Energy Services, Inc. We serve Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Manassas, Westminster, and Easton in Maryland, in addition to Dover, Delaware and Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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