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Improving Indoor Air Quality in Massachusetts

- 12:52 pm - February 21st, 2019


Allow your family to breathe easy with air quality improvements from Noonan Energy. We’re here with all your MA home comfort needs. Contact us today!

Ask the Experts: Indoor Air Quality Tips

Did your family experience coughing and sore throats this year? Poor indoor air quality can cause and worsen respiratory irritation. But there’s good news: Noonan Energy is here to help you improve the air quality in your Western Massachusetts home, promoting a safer and more comfortable environment for your family.

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4 Ways to Improve Air Quality

Pollution is commonly seen and smelled outside, but did you know it can be trapped inside your home? That’s right: indoor air can have more than 10x as many chemicals as outdoor air. Use these tips to rid your home of these airborne substances.

  • Find a Carbon Monoxide Detector

While all homes in 2019 are equipped with a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detectors are just as important. The alarm can plug into any outlet in your home, and beeps loudly if it detects dangerous carbon monoxide. Pick one up at your local hardware store and install it near bedrooms and common living areas in your home.

  • Filter & Tune-Up HVAC Equipment

Tuning up your heating equipment is one of the most efficient ways to improve the quality of air in your home. Tune-ups include the cleaning or replacement of air filters, which do most of the work in catching airborne particles and bacteria. Plus, tune-ups can boost your fuel efficiency and increase the reliability of your equipment.

  • Avoid “New Car Smell”

It doesn’t have to be a car: many plastic and fabric items come with a “new” smell. Recent studies have found that the smell comes from toxic chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde, which will circulate throughout the air in your home[i]. When you get a new-smelling item, let it air out in a ventilated place until the smell fades; then bring it into your living space.

  • Dust & Vacuum Regularly

Keeping up with household chores that reduce the buildup of dust, dander, and pollen will significantly improve the air quality in your Western Massachusetts home. The fewer airborne particles, the better the air will be for your family to breathe.

Kick-start your healthy home by booking a tune-up with Noonan Energy!

 



[i] https://www.ncconsumer.org/news-articles-eg/study-says-new-car-smell-can-be-toxic.html