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How Can We Improve The Air Quality?

How Can We Improve The Air Quality?

Studies show that indoor air pollution, often caused by dust mites and mold, can be up to ten times greater than outdoor pollution. The following tips can help improve the air quality in your home. Keep your thermostat set above sixty-five degrees in the winter If you set it too low, you encourage the growth of mold in moist air. The heat dries out the air and prevents the growth of mold and air pollution. Avoid the outdoors in the morning Not only do many trees discharge their pollen in the air at first light, but most people with allergies experience more itching and sneezing in the morning. Ragweed pollen tends to fly most thickly at midday when it will stick to your clothes and find its way indoors. If there is something you want to do outdoors in the morning, try to do it later in the day. Water indoor plants cautiously Overwatering your indoor plants can contribute to the growth of mold, and any water that leaks on to the floor invites mold growth as well. Place pebbles on top of the dirt to discourage mold spores from getting into and polluting the air. Wash your beddings and shower curtains in hot water This is the best way to kill those bothersome tiny dust mites that love your bed even more than you do. This adds to the air pollution in your bedroom and home. For your shower curtains, wash them in hot water and bleach on a monthly basis or just use cheap shower liners that you can replace every so often. To help stop mold...
Is your A/C pushing stinky air?

Is your A/C pushing stinky air?

A foul smell in your home emanating from the AC is unpleasant as it is surprising. The fouls smell can either me musty or rotten egg smell which is unbearable. The musty smell is a result of mould and mildew in your AC unit. Rotten egg smell indicates a dead pest in your system.   Your AC should not be producing any smell. It should be circulating fresh, cool air instead. Sometimes the cause of the foul smell is out of our own doing Fir instance, setting your AC to low constantly inhibit its ability to dehumidify the air. As a result, mould and mildew start to grow. Installing a large AC in a small house also affects its perfomance.   Types of AC Foul Smells and Their Causes. Understanding the root cause of the foul smell from your AC is the key step in finding a lasting solution. As a user, you can only identify the nature of smell but may not be quite sure of the cause. Below are some potential causes of the foul smell from your AC.   Ingrown mould and mildew in the system – Mould and mildew thrive in damp areas. When the AC is not able to properly drain its condensed water from the system. This causes the water to clog the ducts breeding mould. You will begin to notice a musty smell coming from your AC. Dead animals such as rat and mice in the system – If you have a pest problem in your home, it is likely to spread into your AC and ventilation units. Dead pests such as...
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