Good air quality has become more and more difficult to get, especially if you live in a medium to big city. Pollutants from cars and factories are giving some of our cities a grey color instead and making conditions, like asthma and other respiratory issues a big problem to contend with. What can you then to provide good air quality in your home?
The link below provides you with tips to ensure good indoor quality control in your home.
1. Vent bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, and laundry rooms directly above. Use energy efficient and quiet fans.
2. Avoid locating furnaces, air conditioners and duct work in garages or other spaces where they can inadvertently draw contaminants into the house
3. properly vent fireplaces, wood stoves other hearth products; use tight doors and outdoor air intakes whenever possible.
Read the next seven tips by clicking the link to the government site of ashrae.org
Mobile phones may be one of the next powerful tools in helping to fight air pollution.
In an initiative called “AirCasting,” environmental advocates at HabitatMap have enlisted the help of the engineering department from the City University of New York to create sensors that read air quality and instantly shoot the readings to mobile phones.
“AirCasting is a platform consisting of an Android application and a website for recording, mapping and sharing health and environmental data,” says Michael Heimbinder from HabitatMap. “And so we both saw a common cause in developing an air quality monitor that could be wirelessly operated, so we could figure out whether the air is good or bad and work with different groups to basically address those issues.”