How to Keep Air Pollutants Out of Your Home

The air in your Modesto house is probably not as clean as it seems. Everyone has had the experience of sunlight shining through a window and exposing the dust particles in the air. Some pollutants are even less obvious. Volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs, are produced by cleaning products, cooking oils and beauty products. They are also released into the air as the plastics in your house slowly degrade. Here are some tips for reducing exposure to all these air pollutants.

Keep Pollutants Outside

Many irritants such as dust, pollen, and dirt are brought inside as people enter your home. Encourage visitors to take off their shoes and leave them in the entryway. It is also helpful to do the regular chores of sweeping and vacuuming to pick up these substances before they spread around. You might invest in a vacuuming robot that will do the job more frequently.

Ventilate Your Home

A big part of getting VOCs out of your home is making certain that there is an exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Getting the stale air out will also lower unwanted chemical levels. Make sure to use beauty and cleaning products in ventilated areas. Run an exhaust fan when you are cooking with oil to get microdroplets out of the air supply. While the simple act of opening a window can help ventilate your home, you may want to consider adding a ventilation system to your home comfort systems. This will make sure your home is well ventilated throughout the year.

Air Filters

Companies like Honey's Air & Solar specialize in providing indoor air quality solutions. For example, you can remove more particulate matter by changing the filter used by your home comfort systems. Newer filters last longer and remove smaller particles from the air. For VOC removal, an air purifying system installed in your ductwork uses ultraviolet light and a catalyst to break down harmful chemicals in the air.

If you have questions about air pollutants or air quality, the knowledgeable technicians at Honey's Air & Solar can help. We also offer heating services, cooling services, and products like solar panels. Contact us today and let us show you some clean air solutions.

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