Contaminants inside your house can cause indoor air pollution; smart thermostats can help clear the air. For decades, Los Angeles residents have been dealing with poor outdoor air quality, but did you know that the air inside homes is often more polluted than the air outside? Such conditions affect not only your health, but the integrity of your home furnishings. According to Environmental Protection Agency, 96 percent of homes are victim to at least one type of indoor air quality (IAQ) issue. The offending IAQ problem could be tiny dust particles and pollen to cleaning chemicals and paint fumes. When ignored, these contaminants can build up and aggravate allergies, asthma, and cause other health problems. Although poor indoor quality is pervasive among households, many homeowners aren’t even aware of the problem or understand how to prevent it.