Research shows that the air in your home may be more polluted than the air outside if you live in big cities. If you are like most people, then you spend the majority of your time inside your home; therefore, you may be making yourself sick. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to improve the air quality in your home.


Use a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that you can’t smell, taste or see. Typically, carbon monoxide gas comes from the soil, so millions of homes could be affected by the gas. To ensure your home is free of carbon monoxide gas, you must install a carbon monoxide detector. These devices work much like smoke detectors by alerting you when carbon monoxide is detected.


Clean Your Ducts Routinely

Another way homeowners allow pollutants in their homes is through their ducts. Ducts are responsible for moving air throughout homes. Your ducts circulate existing air in your home. If you allow people to come in your home and smoke, then months later, you are still circulating air that has particles from cigarette smoke. To eliminate the problem and protect your family, you should have your ducts cleaned professionally. By cleaning your ducts, you prevent polluted air from re-circulating in your home.


Clean Your Dehumidifier

Much like your ducts, your dehumidifier circulates air throughout your home. To prevent you and your family from breathing in the contaminated air, you have to clean your dehumidifier periodically. If you do this on your own, you must follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure your dehumidifier continues to work as it should.


Eliminate Dangerous Chemicals

When it comes to cleaning, you want the most powerful cleaners that clean and sanitize your home. Unfortunately, many household cleaners contain volatile organic chemicals (VOC). VOCs are dangerous to your health and the health other family members. In rare cases, VOCs can lead to cancer and breathing problems. To keep your family safe, clean with organic cleaners only.


At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we can help you improve the air quality in your home so that your family isn’t breathing harmful air. We do this by cleaning your ducts. If you are ready to improve the air quality in your home, give us a call today.