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3 Poor Indoor Air Quality Conditions to Avoid

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You're likely concerned about the purity of your water, but why isn't the air in your home approached with the same consideration? Indoor air isn't necessarily safe. In fact, it's five times more polluted than the air outside. Your home can consist of many different toxins and irritants that can set the stage for health issues and general discomfort. Take note of the following environments that signal poor indoor air quality.

1. Dry air
If you notice that you continuously wake up to a hoarse throat or your skin is especially dull and dry, it could be a sign of poor air quality in your room. Dry air is a common issue that can create an uncomfortable environment which affects your health and wellbeing - especially in the winter months when there's little moisture already in the air. Fortunately, the solution is as simple as running a humidifier, like the Holmes® Ultrasonic Humidifier, throughout the night to pump steam into the air. Not only does the steam create the moisture necessary for a healthy throat and dewy skin, but the sound is also quite soothing and can help promote a good night's sleep.

2. Stuffy room
When you walk into a room and it feels like you've been covered with a blanket, that's a sign of poor air quality. It could mean your room is too hot, in which case you should adjust the thermostat or try leaving your bedroom door open during the day to keep air circulating. You could also temporarily open a window to air it out. However, a stuffy room could also signal an excessive amount of humidity, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Run an air purifier to reduce toxins in the air and lower your risk of getting sick from the germs that might exist in your room.

3. Pet smell
Dogs and cats are great additions to any household. However, they can leave behind offensive odors and dander that can be irritating even for those who don't have allergies. When your home smells like man's best friend, it can be a sign that the air quality is low. Keep an air purifier running in your home to help combat the irritants that pets give off and neutralize odors. You'll be able to enjoy the benefits of having your animal companion without the inconvenience of bothersome allergies and offensive smells.


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