Outdoor Air vs Indoor Air: Which Is Cleaner?

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When people compare the air outdoors to the air found in their homes, they may be quick to say that the air inside is cleaner. After all, it’s safe to say that the average human spends a significant portion of their day outside. 

If you live in a city, it’s not unlikely that you’ll see the exhaust of buses and cars every day. We constantly see factories spew out thick, gray, smoke that floats up to the heavens. 

With this in mind, it’s no wonder that we all feel a sigh of relief when we step into our homes and breathe in some clean air. 

Or so we think.

While many believe that the air inside their home is much cleaner than the air outside, a closer look may surprise you. Your indoor air may be more dangerous to your health than you think.

What Lowers the Quality of Indoor Air

Lack of Ventilation

For many homeowners, it’s all too easy to forget about your ventilation systems. You always feel that you “just” replaced the filter, when in reality it’s been months without a change. Failing to regularly change the filters can lead to a buildup of unhealthy contaminants floating around in your air.   

In some hotter climates, it’s less common to open windows, lest you let the hot air in and the cold out air. As a result of this, some people may go weeks or even months without opening the windows to air out their homes. This can also contribute to a high level of pollutants in your indoor air.

Buildup of Pollutants

People also tend to forget certain household objects can also contribute to a buildup of pollutants. While your favorite cleaning products may leave you with a squeaky clean bathroom, they also release harmful particles into the air. 

Airborne particles can even result from the use of sandpaper, or the burning of a candle. Be mindful of what substances enter your home to maintain good air quality.

How to Improve Indoor Air

With this in mind, it’s important to find ways to naturally improve the quality of air inside your home. This can be as simple as working to improve the ventilation in your home. 

Be sure to regularly open the windows to allow air to flow in and out of your home. Regularly check areas of your home for dust and mold, as these can significantly lower the quality of air in your home.

Check Your Air Quality With An Indoor Air Quality Test

If you’re still unsure about the quality of your indoor air, it may be time to schedule an indoor air quality test with Air Quality Consultants. Our Air quality test will help you identify and eliminate harmful air pollutants. 

One of our highly trained and skilled professionals will visit you and conduct an air quality test. You’ll receive an in-depth report of any possible contaminants in your home and we will work with you to clean your air together.

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