In my last blog on this subject, I started with the first 3 of 25 tips provided by the American Lung Association, on things we can do to have clean air in our homes. In this blog I will continue to share tips 4-6 plus added information for the benefit of you and your family.
If your going to paint your home inside or out, look for "low-VOC paints, varnishes, waxes, and other chemicals. Even better then that, try a No-VOC paint. Keep your room well ventilated while painting. Also, if your going to carpet your home, many carpets are loaded with off gases and that's often why they smell weird for some time after installation. So read labels, ask questions, and use products that have the lowest amount of VOC's. Going no VOC's is... 'going green!'
Number 5: Fix any leaks in your roof, foundation, windows and basement. Rain and high humidity can bring moisture indoors, creating dampness, mildew, mold and big problems for your health and indoor air quality. Let alone that mold is cancer causing. Now, I know there is low humidity here in Boise, Idaho, but there is still enough to cause mold and mildew. So it's a good idea that once a year, in the spring, give your house a good inspection for leaks or moisture problems and fix them asap. Keeping down, or eliminating mold and mildew is also part of 'going green'.
Well, that's enough to digest for this time. I hope you enjoy these tips and added information from @comfortguyjerry, to help you breath easy this summer. Next week I will share tips 7-10, so keep reading my friends. More summer home tip blogs are at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit our website by going to www.greensheating.com.