As a homeowner, it’s understandable to want to do everything you can to improve your home’s appearance, both indoors and out. In fact, there are countless ways you can accomplish this on the exterior, such as roofing projects, siding replacements and even new window installations. For the interior, on the other hand, one way you can improve your home’s appearance is by putting down beautiful, eye-catching carpeting or laying down a rug in the living room. However, some homeowners are reluctant to add carpet in their living room because they’re afraid it might be bad for their indoor air quality. But is it really that bad?
In this post, furnace inspection expert All Weather discusses if rugs and carpeting are good or bad for your home’s indoor air quality.
Is Carpeting Bad for Your Indoor Air Quality?
While it may sound hard to believe, whether or not your carpeting is bad for your home’s indoor air quality actually depends on you. According to professionals, carpeting is a good method of preventing particles and allergens from entering the air, as it tends to trap them. However, if left unattended for too long, the particles and allergens it’s trapping can eventually become detrimental to those who live in your home, resulting in various health problems such as irritated skin, persistent cough, allergies, fatigue and even difficulty breathing.
With these eventual drawbacks, it may sound like a bad idea to add carpeting or rugs in your living room. However, HVAC experts say that the solution to this is actually simple; you just need to keep your carpeting as clean as possible.
How to Keep Your Carpeting Clean
Keeping your carpeting clean can be done in a myriad of ways, the most popular of which is vacuuming it to limit and remove the contaminants it catches. However, if you’re having new carpeting installed, you should also take care to get rid of any potentially harmful chemicals that it may release. To do this, be sure to buy a low-emission or “green” carpeting for your home and air it out before installation by unrolling it outside. Prior to the installation, ask the installers to use low-emission adhesive and make sure that the carpeting is installed according to proper standards. Finally, be sure to keep the room where the carpeting is installed well-ventilated. This way, you can circulate the air pollutants and chemicals right out of your house while keeping the carpeting cleaner at the same time.
Learn more about the importance of changing your air filter at home by turning to All Weather, the leading experts to approach when it comes to indoor air quality and duct cleaning services. Give us a call at (707) 400-6875 or fill out our contact form to request services today! We serve homeowners in Vacaville, CA, and other nearby areas.