Indoor Air Quality Throughout the Year

According to the EPA indoor air quality can be up to 100x worse during winter, causing allergies and other problems.  However, once spring arrives, this problem does not end.  Regular upkeep of indoor air quality is extremely important, specifically for allergy sufferers.

While individuals plagued with seasonal allergies focus on avoiding flowers and freshly mowed lawns, there may be other ways to ease allergy discomfort.  According to the EPA the air within buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air, even in the largest and most industrialized cities.  Indoor air pollutants can range from family pets, dust mites, dryers, space heaters, gas stoves, fireplaces, cleaning products or new carpets and furniture to asbestos, pesticides, mold, tobacco smoke or radon, and all can intensify seasonal allergy symptoms.

In order to minimize such pollutants, owners should ensure proper ventilation, empty vacuum bags outdoors, wash linens often, clean or replace furnace filters and regularly disinfect floors and upholstery.  Additionally, individuals can decrease the number of pollutants they bring into their homes/offices by investing in an air purifier.

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