Have you ever taken a moment to stop and think about the air you’re breathing inside your home? Most people take it for granted, but the fact is that many common health problems like difficulty breathing, allergies, and even exhaustion are the result of poor indoor air quality. While opening all of the windows and doors to get a flush of fresh air through your home may be helpful, other things may help you to address the problem of air quality in a longer-lasting way.
For example, when was the last time you emptied your air conditioner’s drip tray and cleaned or replaced its filters? Is someone in your home a heavy smoker indoors? What kind of chemicals are you using regularly, and where are they stored? Does your wood-burning stove, fireplace, gas furnace, or other heating system have proper ventilation? Taking steps to address these common sources of poor indoor air quality can go a long way toward helping you to breathe easier.