Indoor Air Quality in your home has a major impact on the health of your family.

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified indoor air quality as one of the top five most urgent environmental problems facing the United States today. Many people, especially young children and the elderly spend most of their hours at home. People with home offices are confined in the same environment for most of the time as well. If the air quality is poor where you spend most of your time, your health can become profoundly affected.

According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 40 times more polluted than outdoor air. A variety of illnesses can manifest themselves as a result of poor indoor air quality. You work hard to protect yourself and your family from harm on a daily basis. Protect yourselves from the culprits that may be lurking in the air you regularly breathe.

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    A: HEPA negative air filtration machine. B: Critical barrier at doorway to ensure no cross contamination of hazards

Healthy Homes recommends using True HEPA Purifiers to ensure air quality in your home. Click here to visit our online store and purchase your HEPA filter today!

At times, the cause of poor air quality is readily apparent. Healthy Homes can help with all of these indoor air quality issues that are impacting your life:

  • Musty/moldy odors
  • Pet odors
  • Smoke
  • The “new car smell” (click here to read an article about this)

Dr. Riegel suggests you can improve your indoor air quality by doing the following:

  • Do not allow smoking in your home or your car, when traveling with children or elderly adults
  • Leave doors between rooms open most of the time
  • Leave some windows partially open when possible
  • Install a good quality whole house furnace filter
  • Purchase one of our certified HEPA filters by clicking here
  • Install proper exhaust fans in bathrooms
  • Keep humidity levels appropriately low
  • Get your ductwork cleaned every 3-5 years
  • Fit gas ranges with hood fans that exhaust outside
  • Install outdoor air intake to return air duct work of forced-air systems
  • Have furnace, gas water heater, and clothes dryer inspected regularly
  • Clean air conditioners, humidifiers, and heat exchangers regularly
  • Test for radon levels in your home. Click here to visit our online store to purchase a DIY kit