Did you know that the air inside your home could be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air? This means, that your family could be breathing in toxins. Some of those toxins could be mold, asbestos, ozone, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, pet dander, radon and pesticides. These are just some of the particles found in the air in your home. In fact, indoor air quality is a serious problem for many homes in America. Several years ago the U.S. Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to generate healthy indoor air quality. Various indoor air contaminants are the cause and triggers of 50% of human illnesses and diseases; such as allergies, flu, colds, and asthma.
Central Plumbing and Heating has some ideas on how your indoor air quality can be improved. First, your home should be a smoke-free environment. Second, prevent carbon monoxide buildup inside your home. Carbon monoxide can be avoided, have any gas burning appliances in or around your home checked yearly and repaired if they aren't running properly. Also having carbon monoxide detectors in your home is important.
However, the most important and best solution to indoor air quality is ventilation and filtration. Bring in 'good' air. When the weather is nice, turn off your furnace or other energy-consuming appliances, open the windows and let your home "air out." Keep indoor air filters running when you do this to clean pollutants out of the air as it comes into your home. You can also test the air inside your home. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating for more information on indoor air quality.