Is keeping your home clean and tidy on your weekly to-do list? While cleaning is essential to keeping a healthy home, the cleaning products we choose could be doing more harm than good.

Many household cleaning products are made from harmful ingredients that can contribute to chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions, headaches and more. Learn three household products that are harming your indoor air quality (IAQ) here.

1. Air Fresheners and Candles

Americans spend billions of dollars on air fresheners and candles each year. But while these products might make your home smell clean and fresh, they can seriously diminish the quality of the air inside your home. The majority of air fresheners and candles are made from potentially harmful synthetic ingredients, which can lead to health ailments.

Fortunately, you can still keep your home smelling fresh without jeopardizing you and your loved ones’ health by opting for all-natural products. Now more than ever, brands are responding to the “green” movement, offering healthier home products. You can also select candles made from soy or beeswax since these don’t contribute to poor IAQ.

2. Chlorine Bleach

Chances are you have a bottle of chlorine bleach somewhere in your home. But this common household cleaning product could be harming your indoor air quality. Bleach contains sodium hypochlorite, which is very toxic in nature and can cause respiratory and circulatory issues. When you leave bleach to sit in your toilet bowl, for example, particles can become trapped in the air and impede your home’s IAQ. Mixing chlorine bleach with other cleaning products such as ammonia is even worse, and it can even create a dangerous combination that can lead to breathing problems and even death.

3. All-Purpose Cleaners

When it comes to cleaning, all-purpose cleaners are many homeowners’ best friend. However, many of these cleaners contain not-so-friendly chemicals like diethylene glycol, ammonia, potassium hydroxide and more. These can cause a variety of health ailments including skin and eye irritation, as well as more serious afflictions like nervous system damage.

Improve Your Home’s IAQ With Engineered Air

At Engineered Air, we want your home to be comfortable and safe. That’s why we provide a variety of products and services that boost your home’s IAQ. Take for example our Maintenance Agreement Plan, which ensures your air conditioning system is functioning at optimal levels, improving the quality of your home’s air in the process.

Want to learn more ways you can boost your IAQ and protect your loved ones? Give us a call today or schedule your appointment online.


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