Indoor air pollutants come from many different sources, some of which may surprise you. Burning candles, for instance, can contribute to indoor air pollution. Minimizing exposure to bad air inside the home is important for the health of everyone in it. Here are three simple ways you can reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants.

1. Reduce Sources of Pollution

Make a list of sources of indoor pollution, such as cigarette smoke, household cleaners, and gas stoves. Then look into how you can eliminate or reduce these pollutants. Toxins from secondhand smoke linger inside the house and negatively affect the health of all inhabitants. People who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of developing cancer, respiratory illnesses, and other health problems. Chemicals from household cleaners can also get in your ducts and pollute your air. To combat this, opt for natural household cleaners to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants.

2. Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers add a line of defense in removing pollutants from your air. What types of pollutants they remove depends on the filter. High-quality filters can reduce pollen, pet dander, cigarette smoke, allergens and more. Many heating and cooling companies are knowledgeable about ventilation. You can contact an experienced heating and cooling company for advice on what type of air purifier is right for your home.

3. Take Your Shoes Off at the Door

Surprisingly, the dirt we track inside the house on the bottom of our shoes is another contributor to indoor air pollution. You can place a doormat in front of the door and get into the habit of taking your shoes off to help prevent these pollutants from being tracked through the house.

Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a reputable company serving Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. We can help improve your indoor air quality through regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system. A unit that doesn’t receive annual maintenance impairs indoor air quality. Other services we offer include heating and cooling installation, heating and cooling repair, and indoor air quality. Contact us today for more information.