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Does An Attached Garage Impact Indoor Air?

An attached garage is an ideal addition to a home — especially in Englewood, Florida. An attached garage allows you to park your car in out of the heat and the elements and lets you easily carry groceries or other items from the car to the house without having to brave the elements yourself. Have you ever wondered, “does an attached garade impact indoor air quality?” It might.indoor air quality

With an attached garage, any item — air or debris — that gets into the garage can more easily enter your home. This can be an issue especially if you store chemicals in the car. When you have an attached garage, you want to refrain from running your vehicle in the garage as this can fill your home with vehicle exhaust and dangerous air pollutants.

Improve the indoor air quality of your Florida home when you make changes to your attached garage:

Does An Attached Garage Impact Indoor Air?

  • When possible, keep the garage door opened so fresh air can get in and contaminated air can escape. Keep the windows open as well to allow for air circulation.
  • Don’t ever run the vehicle in the garage — especially with the door closed. When you do this you will be allowing a build up of carbon monoxide and other emossions from the vehicle into the car and the house.
  • Contaminants, cleaning products and chemicals shouldn’t be stored in an attached garage. Store chemicals, including: pesticides, chemicals, paint, gasoline, cleaning items and other unhealthy materials in a separate storage unit. If you don’t have access to an additional storage area, store harmful chemicals in a clearly marked airtight container.
  • Store lawnmowers in a separate storage area if possible.
  • Adding an ehaust fan to the garage will help remove harmful emissions and keep the air quality higher in the garage and in your home as well. This is especially important if you don’t have a separate storage area for the lawnmower and chemicals.
  • Make certain your house and attached garage are sealed and that any adjoining walls are pr0perly sealed as well. If your attached garage is unfinished, add insulation and drywall between the house and the garage; this will provide a barrier to air pollutants and keep them from entering the home.

We have tips on how homeowners in Englewood, Florida can improve their home’s indoor air quality. Contact us for indoor air quality, geothermal or HVAC questions at Symbiont Service Corp.

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Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Air conditioning is great — if you’re trying to keep cool in the summer. Your furnace is ideal for keeping your family warm in the winter. If you’re spending a lot of time indoors with the windows and doors closed we have tips to improve indoor air quality. Breathing fresh clean air is, naturally crucial to good health. If you’re a homeowner with pets in the home, you are also adding an additional layer of potential contaminants you’re breathing in while you’re indoors. Read More »

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Controlling Mold In Your Florida Home

Controlling Mold In Your Florida HomeMold is a normal and common part of our natural surroundings. When mold invades our homes, however, it becomes an aggravation and a potential danger to our health. Controlling mold in your home is vital to keeping this nuisance from getting out of control. Read More »

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Proper Home Ventilation Helps Head Off Major Problems

Proper Home Ventilation Helps Head Off Major ProblemsWith proper home ventilation systems in place, homeowners in Florida’s humid climate avoid significant moisture problems. With moisture present in the home, health problems ensue from issues like mold and mildew buildup, which can also cause damage to the home’s structure and materials inside. Read More »

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3 Reasons Why You May Need An Air-Purification System

3 Reasons Why You May Need An Air-Purification SystemAn air-purification system can be a boon to the respiratory health of you and your family. These systems are designed to neutralize and eliminate microscopic pollutants in your home’s indoor air, helping you avoid the many health problems than can result from prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution. Read More »

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3 Reasons Why Adequate Home Ventilation Matters

3 Reasons Why Adequate Home Ventilation MattersHome ventilation is defined as the exchange of stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air — and there are three major reasons why it is very important. First, it helps you boost your indoor air quality by removing contaminants and pollutants from your home. These contaminants can include carbon monoxide, radon gas, formaldehyde, dust and organic pollutants such as dust mites, bacteria and viruses. Read More »

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5 Easy Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Florida Home In Spring

The air inside your home can contain 10 times more allergy-inducing particles than the air found outdoors. This creates an uncomfortable and unpleasant home environment. But with these five easy ways to allergy-proof your Florida home, you will increase your indoor air quality and improve your overall health. Read More »

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Electronic Air Cleaning Provides A Breath Of Fresh Air

Many Florida homeowners suffer from poor indoor air quality. Florida residents tend to keep doors and windows sealed to hold conditioned air in, inadvertently trapping unhealthy air pollution indoors. If you notice poor indoor air quality or tend to keep your home sealed up to hold air conditioning in, consider an electronic air cleaner to improve your home’s air quality. Read More »

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Lower Your Cooling Load Now, Before Florida Really Heats Up

In Florida, you know that the winters are warm and the summer is hot. Air conditioning costs can go through the roof during the lengthy cooling season, and you can spend a fortune to simply keep your home comfortable. Before the worst of the heat arrives and you crank up the A/C, consider the following steps for reducing your cooling load: Read More »

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Indoor Air Quality Concerns Addressed With 3 Easy Tips

Indoor Air Quality Concerns Addressed With 3 Easy TipsIndoor air quality has become one of the biggest causes for concern homes. This is largely due to the high concentration of everyday contaminants that build up in spaces that aren’t well ventilated. Read More »

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