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Poor Indoor Air Quality

3 Ways You’re Damaging Your Home’s Air Quality

You always strive to have clean and fresh air in your Clinton, TN, home. Unfortunately, you may not know that some of your activities can impact your indoor air quality (IAQ) negatively. The following are three ways you could be damaging your IAQ:


Smoking cigarettes negatively impacts IAQ and affects non-smokers through passive smoking. Avoid smoking while inside your home; do it outside in the open air. If you use an e-cigarette device, be aware that the vapor can damage your IAQ as well.

Cleaning Products

If you like using strong cleaning products for the best results, you may not realize that they contain harmful chemicals that can worsen your IAQ. Bleach, cleaning wipes and sprays can increase the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your home. Inhaling them can cause:

  • Irritation to your nose, eyes and throat.
  • Difficult breathing and nausea.
  • Damage central nervous system and other organs.

If you must use cleaning products, consider eco-friendly ones. In addition, open doors and windows to ventilate your home adequately while using cleaning products. Adding an air purifier can also improve your indoor air quality.

Candles and Air Fresheners

Most people love scented candles and air fresheners because they produce fragrances that improve how a home smells. However, they also release particulates that negatively impact your indoor air quality.

Candles produce particulates that cause inflammation in your lungs. The scented ones often have formaldehyde and other highly dangerous and harmful chemicals. You should avoid these items in your home because they damage your IAQ and put your health at risk.

If your home has poor indoor air quality, don’t worry because our experts are here to help. Contact us at Melton Heating and Air Conditioning for professional AC services that can improve the air quality of your Clinton, TN, home.

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