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You might be surprised by the number of air pollutants often found inside American homes. Produced by sources as varied as cigarette smoke, damp walls and carpeting, household cleaning products, gas stoves and radon, these pollutants can go undetected — or they can make themselves very apparent, causing sore eyes, burning throats, headaches and asthma.

Do you suspect that your indoor air quality is poor? Here are three ways to start improving your indoor environment.

Eliminate pollution sources

Cleaning your home’s duct system is a simple solution to improving your indoor air quality. Dirty ducts harbor dust, musty odors and rodent infestations. Your home’s ducts should be professionally cleaned at least every five years.

Clean ducts can provide these benefits:

  • Improved ventilation and airflow and reduced mold and mildew.
  • Decreased dust, odors, animal dander and other allergy-causing pollutants.
  • Removal of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide gasses.
  • Eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by paints, cleaning supplies and building materials.

Improve ventilation systems

Bringing outdoor air into your home and venting indoor air to the outside improves indoor air quality and reduces indoor air pollutants. This transfer of air gets rid of odors, humidity and pollutants.

Three types of ventilation systems that can make your home more comfortable:

  • Natural ventilation occurs through leaky windows, space around doors and openings in electrical outlets. These leaks and openings aren’t found in newer homes.
  • Whole-house ventilation systems use ducts and exhaust fans to circulate air between the indoors and outdoors.
  • Spot ventilation systems are used in kitchens and bathrooms to remove odors and humidity.

Install indoor air cleaners

Air cleaners remove particle pollutants such as dust and smoke from the air. When looking for an indoor air cleaner, keep the following in mind:

  • Air cleaners do not remove gaseous pollutants.
  • The most efficient air cleaners have a high efficiency rate and a high air circulation rate. The percentage efficiency rate determines the amount of pollutants collected from the air. The circulation rate determines how much air is moved through the filtering element each minute.

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