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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Homeowners often focus on energy efficiency around their homes, and rightly so, as energy costs rise and budgets shrink. However, indoor air quality in most homes is often worse than the quality of our outdoor air, making it an issue that should be high on a homeowner’s to-do list.

But if you think there’s not much you can do about indoor air quality, you’re be wrong. Here are three cost-effective steps any homeowner can take to improve indoor air quality.

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Anything that burns fossil fuels — from cars, gas heaters and stoves, water heaters to propane heaters and lamps — can produce carbon monoxide when the fuel isn’t burned efficiently.

Because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible, carbon monoxide (CO) is even more dangerous because victims have little warning of its presence. Given the insidious nature of the gas, CO detectors are equally as important as smoke detectors.