You already know cigarette smoking can result in a number of health problems, but this isn’t the only thing you should watch out for. Cigarette smoke lingers even when it’s no longer visible, which can negatively affect the indoor air quality of your home. The Ice-Man, a trusted provider of high-quality heating and cooling services in the area, discusses more of these effects here.
It Leaves an Unpleasant Tobacco Smell
That distinctive smoky odor cigarettes emit will stick to a person’s hair, skin and clothes for a while, but it remains even longer inside your home. The smell lingers on upholstery, curtains and carpets, and those more sensitive to it may experience headaches and nausea. If you or a family member has a smoking habit, it might be best to limit the smoking to outside. The last thing you want is to breathe in tobacco smoke and small its scent all day every day.
Smoke Residue Lingers Within the Dust Inside Your Home
Although those dust motes floating lazily in the sunlight can sometimes look oddly pleasant, they also may have collected the harmful contaminants found in cigarette smoke or ash. Dust can settle on pretty much any surface inside your home, whether it’s walls, ceiling fans or tables, so put your vacuum to use and clean your home regularly to get rid of it.
Your lungs will thank you for keeping your living spaces safe and healthy. Here are more ways to eliminate cigarette smoke and ensure better indoor air quality for your home:
Open your windows. Just the simple act of opening your windows several minutes every day to air out your home will be useful.
Bring in plants. Plants aren’t just there to make your home look good: they can also be used to enhance indoor air quality. Certain types of plants can effectively absorb pollutants–including cigarette smoke– from the air, so do a bit of research and get the appropriate ones.
Change your air filters regularly. By not changing your filters regularly, debris and tobacco residue can build up inside and circulate throughout your rooms.
Use UV lamps. Consider investing in UV lamps, which purify the air by removing allergens, viruses and odors. As a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, The Ice-Man not only offers smart thermostats and controls–we also carry a high-quality selection of UV lamps to combat air pollutants inside your home.
Look no further than The Ice-Man for top-tier indoor air quality solutions. We serve Hopewell, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (609) 466-9020 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.