Home Products And How They Impact The Quality Of Your Indoor Air
As the sunshine and heat of summer give way to the brisk air and shorter days of fall, it’s the perfect time to update your indoor decor.
Throws and Blankets
Find throws and quilts with warm, neutral colors or with seasonal patterns, and drape them over the back of furniture in your living room and bedrooms. Chilly nights call for extra layers, and while you’re cuddled up on the couch there’s nothing better than cocooning yourself in blankets.
If you’re buying new items, make sure to wash them before use. Textiles are exposed to a variety of chemicals throughout the manufacturing process, and they can irritate your skin or lungs.
The fireplace can get a little dusty over the summer months, so make sure it’s in good working order before your first cozy, crackling fire of the season.
A certified chimney sweep can inspect your fireplace area for blockages and pests, ensuring that smoke can properly ventilate. For gas and wood stoves, you’ll want a certified inspector to check them out for any leakages as well.
Keep in mind that even fireplaces in perfect condition can release harmful emissions into your home. Consider using an EZ Breathe System to filter and remove damaging particles so your family can enjoy the comforts of the fireplace without compromising Indoor Air Quality.
Carving pumpkins is a great fall activity for the whole family. But after a couple of weeks or so, those decorations can turn into a breeding ground for mold.
After displaying everyone’s creations inside for a few days, move the pumpkins outside. If it’s cold enough during the day or at night, the pumpkins will last longer. And they’re outside, so they aren’t adding allergens to your home.
The same is true for fresh fall flowers. Dispose of them once they start to wither so you don’t have to deal with the mold and mildew that can form inside the vase.
You should also be aware of the outdoor allergens like mold and ragweed that can become an issue during the fall months. Using an EZ Breathe System can help keep your home free of those outside irritants.
The fall season lends itself well to comforting smells. From baking spices to outdoor aromas like sage and pine, burning a candle is a simple way to add ambience and comfort to your home. Keep in mind that burning anything in your home will add volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Whether a candle is made with natural or artificial ingredients, it can affect the air quality in your home with substances that can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation. Encourage ventilation wherever you’re burning a candle by opening a window, turning on a ceiling fan, or using an EZ Breathe System. Alternatives to burning candles include fall flowers, clove-studded oranges, and cinnamon sticks.
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