There are several everyday steps you can take to reduce the pollutants circulating in your home, including:
1. Store household cleaners, paint solvents and chemical products in tightly sealed containers. If possible, keep them outdoors.
2. Clean and vacuum at least once a week.
3. Regularly wash bed linens and stuffed toys.
4. Keep windows closed when pollen, pollution and humidity levels are high.
5. Ask you local Healthy Climate dealer to test the air in your home for dust, pollen, chemicals and other pollutants (data is evaluated by an independent testing agency).
6. Make sure your home is properly ventilated. (Modern homes are well insulated and sealed to conserve energy, which means airborne pollutants have no way to escape).
7. Keep humidity levels within a healthy, comfortable range to prevent growth of mold and mildew (25% – 55%).
8. Avoid using scented deodorizers and odor-masking air fresheners, which may cause toxic chemicals.
9. Have your HVAC system regularly inspected to make sure it is clean and in good operating condition.
10. Choose furnishings that emit the smallest possible amount of chemical vapors.
11. Do not allow smoking inside your home and make sure all gas appliances are properly vented.