Since our homes aren’t as air tight as they should be, we need to be aware of the contents in the connected spaces.
Why it matters: Air is moving from your connected garage, attic and/or crawl space into your living space.
- Bringing pollutants with it.
🖼️ The big picture: Reducing the number and kind of pollutants in connected spaces leads to better IAQ (Indoor Air Quality).
🔬 Zoom in: Start by focusing on these two categories:
👉 Combustion appliances —> If you have a gas furnace or water heater in your garage, a closet or attic, ask your HVAC tech to make sure those are venting properly to the outside.
- Make sure you have CO (Carbon Monoxide) monitors in hallways near any combustion appliance.
👉 Chemicals, gasoline and anything with harmful fumes —> If you’re storing these in an attached garage, those fumes will get into your house.
- If you wouldn’t store it in your bedroom closet, don’t store it in your attached garage.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- You can know what’s going on with your IAQ with an advanced monitor like Airthings View Plus.