September 23, 2014
Now that the weather is cooling off, odds are you’ll be keeping those doors and windows closed. This means that your home’s air quality is a little bit more vulnerable to being polluted by dust, dirt, and other debris. Use the following tips to prevent your air from getting polluted during the autumn season:
Dust the heaters – If your heaters are dusty, then the dust will fry when you turn the heat on, resulting in the smell of burnt dust.
Indoor pollution can affect anyone. The poor air quality you breathe in your home can affect your respiratory health if you have lung conditions, such as COPD, asthma, or bronchiectasis. However, not everyone’s lungs react to dust, dirt, and gases.
You may spend more time indoors if you have a severe lung condition that makes it hard to move around. You are therefore likely to come into contact with things that affect the air you breathe indoors. Smoking, cleaning products, and mold may affect the quality of the air you breathe in your home.
As their lungs are still developing, children are particularly vulnerable to poor indoor air quality. Because children’s airways are smaller, inflammation caused by outdoor and indoor pollution can cause them to narrow more easily than adults.
Use these tips to keep your home’s air clean during the autumn season.