Proper Home Ventilation to Improve Air Quality at Home and Avoid Health Risks

Home ventilation is crucial to maintain the high air quality at home. There are so many pollutants nowadays that are dangerous to all of us, including carbon monoxide, mold and radon, that one cannot be too careful in avoiding such pollution every day. There are many sources of indoor pollution, including pressed wood products that make the home furniture, various air sprays and fresheners, damp carpets and various pesticides.

Some of the best ways to determine whether various pollutants entered the home are either by experiencing sudden physical symptoms such as headaches, sudden dizziness, or by noticing various signs in the house. Particularly important is strong condensation on the windows and interior walls which point to improper ventilation. Of course maybe the easiest way to notice this is by feeling the stuffy air at home and by smelling weird and out of place odors. All these can raise a red flag in your mind as to having a possible indoor pollution problem.

Another way to test for wrong air quality is by using the radon test. This particular test is quite cheap and it tells you whether radon (a radioactive gas) is present in the house. Sometimes a very low level of radon is no problem for health, so the test will tell you whether the levels are ok or are too high and can cause health hazards.

These days smoking of cigarettes has been banned in all public places in most western countries and with good reason. Tobacco smoke is quite dangerous to all of us and is a serious carcinogen. If there is somebody smoking in your home, now it is the time to do something about it. Follow the lead of the government and ban indoor smoking. Your kids might just thank you for it a few years down the road.

An area that can be particularly hazardous to health if not properly ventilated is the bathroom. Mold and unhealthy steam can occur very easily after taking showers and hot baths and they not only damage your health (mold is considered a carcinogen as well) but also tend to destroy your wooden doors, cabinets and your walls in the long run. Statistics show that bathrooms that have no proper ventilation need to be remodeled much faster than those with good air flow at all times.

One of the best ventilation fans for the bathroom are the Panasonic ventilation fans. Visit my website at bathroom ventilation fans to learn more about them and their ventilation benefit for your home.

Author: Zoltan Zongora
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