People often worry about the quality of the air they breathe outside without realizing the bigger problem is likely inside their own homes and businesses.

WebMD, in collaboration with Healthy Child of the World, says that the air inside may be more polluted than the air outside.

According to WebMD-with Healthy Child of the World, “The air inside your home may be polluted by lead (in house dust), formaldehyde, fire-retardants, radon even volatile chemicals from fragrances used in cleaners.”

At Blind and Sons we do more than work with heating, cooling and plumbing. We are experts in Indoor Air Quality as well. As more and more homeowners in Northeastern Ohio

1. Repair Any Leaks in Your Home. Whether plumbing leaks or leaks in your roof or basement, dampness in your home contributes to mold and mildew. Repairing leaks in your home should also save you money on future repairs and utilities.

2. Bring Plants Inside. Plants are natural air cleaners. Strategically adding plants to your indoor décor can help remove pollutants from the air in your home. Don’t have a green thumb? No problem. We’ve found a list of plants that clean the air and are nearly impossible to kill.

3. Avoid Carpeting and Keep Your Floors Clean. Unhealthy particles or chemicals can become trapped and linger in carpet fibers and upholstered furniture. Install solid flooring when possible and keep quality doormats at every door to keep harmful chemicals and pollutants from being tracked into your home.

4. Install a Quality Whole-Home Air Purifier. If you suffer from common allergies, respiratory ailments or even headaches, itchy eyes or nose- you may be suffering from or aggravating your condition due to indoor air pollution. A whole-home air purifier could help by purifying the air in your entire home. We recommend contacting an HVAC professional to discuss whether a whole-home air purifier is right for your home.

To learn more about your indoor air quality or the benefits of adding a whole-home air cleaner to your heating and cooling system, please visit our website or blog. If you live in our Northeastern Ohio service area and need air conditioner maintenance or repair, please give Blind and Sons a call or schedule online here.