In the modern world, humans tend to spend more time indoors than they do outdoors. The air we breathe could have a very serious effect on us, and there can be many problems with the air quality in your home.

If your air quality is bad, this can be noticed in many different ways. It can range from lack of air movement and stale and stuffy air to odors and mold.

So how can you make sure that the quality of the air in your home is good and not damaging the health of you and your family?

One possible major culprit is your air-conditioner. If it has a water collection tray, this needs to be emptied and cleaned. You also need to clean and replace any filters.

Smoking indoors should be avoided if at all possible.

If you have pets, make sure you clean regularly since their fur and dander can cause allergic reactions.

Make sure there is proper ventilation for your gas-stove, fire-place and any other sources of carbon monoxide.

If your house has a low air-exchange rate (the rate at which outdoor air replaces indoor air) you are much more likely to have poor air quality in your home. Sometimes this might be due to poor ventilation or clogged filters. It might be necessary to speak with a professional on how to resolve this problem.

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