Poor air quality is a very common thing in most people’s houses, especially during the winter months. The signs of poor air quality are fairly easy to spot, and typically involve stale, stuffy air full of odors. Poor air quality can cause coughing fits, chest tightness, sore throat, and even a full-blown asthma attack.

While there are plenty of things that can be done to improve air quality temporarily and permanently, one of the best things you can do is to remove or correct the source(s) of poor air quality. For example, an air conditioner that is damaged or that has a clogged air filter may be circulating mildew. A poorly-ventilated bathroom or laundry room could be growing mold. If there’s someone in your home that smokes indoors, the smell of smoke and tobacco may be seeping into the walls and floors. Taking a look around your house may reveal other sources of poor air quality that you may be able to address.

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