Are you concerned about the air quality of your Highland Park, IL, home? It’s not uncommon to experience indoor air quality that’s worse than the air outside. Discover what causes unsafe air quality inside your home and the steps to take to make your family’s living space safe.

Most Homes Have Toxic Air

You spend most of your life inside your home. A recent Harvard study discovered that toxic dust is inside 90% of homes. It’s important to find ways to reduce this level of toxicity so your home is safe to live in.

VOCs Cause Unsafe Air Quality

Many products you buy include volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are gases emitted from certain liquids and solids. For example, a new dining room table or couch has the potential to emit VOCs into your home.

Many everyday chemicals release VOCs into your home’s breathing space. These include furniture polish, nail polish, cleaning agents and hairspray. Your home is a closed space that makes it difficult for these gases to escape.

This is why getting a periodic air conditioner tuneup is important. It’s an effective way to improve your home’s ventilation.

Poor Air Quality Causes Health Problems

Indoor air pollution leads to the following:

  • Eye, nose and throat problems.
  • Asthma.
  • Heart-related illnesses.
  • Respiratory issues.
  • Nausea.
  • Headaches.

How to Improve Your IAQ

One DIY solution is to make sure you replace your HVAC system’s air filters every 30-90 days. This ensures that your system does it’s best to rid your home from irritating pollutants. As a result, you’ll breathe cleaner and fresher air that helps protect your health.

The next step is to have your home’s indoor air quality inspected. We encourage you to call Carefree Comfort Inc. We will show you how to improve your home’s breath-ability and comfort.

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