Home Improvement Day: Best Practices for Air Quality in the Home

Jun 2, 2016

There are many possible problems with indoor air quality, and the beginning of summer is a great time to tackle them.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with home improvement expert Bill McAnally about indoor air quality and how to identify and fix problems, along with other benefits to improving air quality.

McAnally identifies several potential hazards for indoor air quality. He recommends being careful when applying carpet and ensuring that there is proper protection against moisture. He also recommends watching out for lines of dirt under doors or any other areas because that can be a sign of poor air quality.

Another symptom? Poor health, like headaches, are a common side-effect of bad air quality in the home. Double checking the yard and strong chemicals outside of the house, along with cleaning the air filter are good first steps to ensuring clean air.

“To have the best indoor air quality, you should have a very, very tight home with really good ventilation. You know, imagine it like a surgery room; we don’t want any dirty air coming in here; we want all the bad air going out and we want fresh filtered air coming in,” said McAnally.

In addition to the conversation about air quality McAnally answers listeners calls about their home improvement projects.