When we think of air quality, we most often think of outdoor air. Did you know that the air inside your home may have the biggest impact on your health? One estimate indicates the average person receives 72 percent of their chemical exposure at home (via The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/USEPA).
Indoor air quality can be affected by many things — construction materials, materials used to manufacture furniture, cleaning products used in our homes, etc. If you would like to improve the air quality inside your home, here are some steps:
- Change cleaning products – look for cleaning products, air fresheners, etc. that are made with natural ingredients or are low-emitting products.
- Air seal your home – keeping out external pollutants helps maintain your home’s indoor environment. When external pollutants are kept out, your indoor air can be properly tested and maintained. Spray foam insulation effectively seals air leaks and insulates in one step.
- Ventilation – After your home is air sealed, having a proper mechanical ventilation system will help remove indoor air pollutants.
- Contact our office to learn about how spray foam insulation can help keep out external pollutants, help maintain your home’s indoor air quality, and help reduce your energy bills. We are happy to provide a free estimate.