Healthy Air, Healthy Family
Protecting your family from the dangers of poor indoor air quality starts with detection. It’s not enough to survey your symptoms (or lack thereof), and check for the presence of any odors. Homeowners should investigate other possible sources of poor indoor air quality including any signs of poor ventilation which include:
- Condensation in walls or on windows
- Soiled heating and cooling equipment
- An overall sense of stuffy, unclean air
Cleaner air for you and your family
Homeowners should measure their home’s pollution levels by investing in devices such as a radon detector. This is an inexpensive way to save your family from the dangers of radon, which is a radioactive gas that is both colorless and doesn’t emit an odor. In addition to radon, observe any health issues that may be linked to the presence of air pollutants in your home, and seek additional assistance by working with professionals that can help you identify other possible contaminants in your home by conducting various tests.
Although weatherizing your home is key to reducing your home’s energy needs, it’s important to assess your home first to prevent any further toxins from entering your home. The weatherizing itself won’t increase the presence of impurities, but it may trap them, further exposing your family to life threatening pollutants.
EcoEnvironments’ team of experts can help you devise and implement a plan of action to help ensure your home’s air quality is up to par. The EPA offers additional resources about indoor air quality, including frequently asked questions, news and tips for cleaner air.