There are numerous strategies that concerned Four States residents can take to reduce ground-level ozone. We've listed a few simple steps to practice around the home, in the yard and in the car that will help Repair our Summer Air.
Around the home…
- Turn up your thermostat in the summer.
- Look for Energy Star appliances when time to replace an old one.
- Unplug electronic devices not being used.
- Use household and garden chemicals according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Tightly cap all solvents and store in a cool place to avoid evaporation.
In the yard…
- Avoid using spray paints if possible.
- Use low-VOC or no-VOC paints and solvents when possible.
- Mow in the evenings when it's cooler.
- Keep your mower maintained.
- Reduce lawn watering and fertilizing to discourage excessive lawn growth.
- Consider battery-powered or electric lawn and garden equipment.
In the car…
- Refuel in the evenings when it's cooler.
- Stop at the click when filling up.
- Maintain your vehicle and check tire inflation.
- Avoid unnecessary idling when possible.
- Carpool with coworkers and neighbors.
- Park the car and walk or ride a bike instead.
Updated: August 7, 2018
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