Open Windows Sometimes
Did you know that indoor air can contain up to five times the amount of pollutants as outdoor air? That alone demonstrates why you must take this issue seriously. One simple solution is to crack a window every now and then to increase ventilation inside your home.
Using a Dehumidifier to Control Humidity
Of course, given how much humidity we get in Florida during the summer, you may need to supplement the window strategy with a dehumidifier. Try to keep the humidity between 30% and 50%.
Reduce the Impact of Some Common Pollutants
Certain behaviors, as we all know, can contribute to poor air quality. This includes cigarette/cigar smoking, but we must also consider dust accumulation and pet fur/dander getting everywhere. Remember to keep an eye out for signs of microbial overgrowth (mold or mildew) in places like the shower.
Reduce your use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
VOCs are vapor chemicals emitted by certain cleaning agents, paints, and other synthetic substances. If you can’t replace them with something less toxic, use them only with adequate ventilation.
Discover What’s in Your Air Ducts
It never hurts to have your HVAC components and air ducts inspected. You’ll be able to tell if you have a problem if you can see what’s accumulating there. You can use a flash camera to inspect your air ducts for pest droppings, debris, and other contaminants.