Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is very important. Poor indoor air quality is currently one of the top five leading factors that affect respiratory health in the United States.
There are many tips you can take to improve indoor air quality in your home:
• Cleaning up any mold problems and controlling moisture
• Changing furnace filters and keeping air ducts clean
• Living in a smoke-free environment
• Keeping your home clean and dust free
• Installing carbon monoxide alarms
• Installing an air purifier to help keep the air inside your home as clean as possible
• Using safe practices when renovating
Weatherization experts state that increased exposure to poor indoor air quality include, second-hand smoke in homes of people who smoke, mold and moisture problems that occur in homes from retrofitting building activities and many more. Many short-term and long-term health effects develop from having poor indoor air quality and indoor air pollution.
The weatherization program at GROW South Dakota can provide energy efficiency measures accompanied by appropriate indoor air quality actions. Common weatherization repairs include: adding insulation in walls and attics, weather stripping doors and windows, providing adequate ventilation, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and repairing/replacing unsafe heating systems.
For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program, please contact GROW South Dakota.
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