No matter how well maintained your home is, you may be overlooking an unknown pollutant that lives in an unexpected place – the air! Research suggests that the air inside our homes may be up to eight times worse than the air outside.
Your home may be spotlessly clean, but VOCs (Volatile Organic Chemicals) may be filling the air inside your house with fumes and particulate matter that may be making you sick. If you find that you seem to constantly get the sniffles, feel run down, or just can’t seem to get a good nights sleep, your indoor air quality may be to blame.
Daily activities, such as cooking, home projects that include painting, or even cleaning with products that have an aerosol sprayer all add to the VOCs that can be trapped inside the home. Unfortunately, just opening windows may not be enough to clear all these air-borne pollutants out.
Checking in on the health of your indoor air quality is always a good idea. Luckily there’s a number of Air Quality Monitors that can check for VOCs, carbon monoxide, and even the presence of mold. Before you go to the store for another allergy or cold medication, it may be best to invest in a good monitor to check on the quality of the air inside your house.
You may find that using an air purifier and changing the products you clean with can make a big difference in your indoor air quality. A good Air Quality Monitor is an investment in the long-term health of both you and your home!