What can I do to improve indoor air quality in my home?
There are several low-to-no-cost steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home based on three best practice strategies of: controlling the sources of pollution; insuring there is adequate ventilation; and, using supplemental air cleaning and filtration. It is also important to control moisture and keep humidity below 60% (ideally, 30-50%). Learn more about the specific steps you can take. Visit Improving Indoor Air Quality.
If you are in the market for a new home, look for the Indoor airPLUS label. Homes built with the Indoor airPLUS label are designed for improved indoor air quality compared to homes built to minimum code. For more information, see About Indoor airPLUS.
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