If youâ€™re not using a room, donâ€™t heat it. Close off vents to rooms that are infrequently used, and shut the door. When you do need to use the room, just open the vent for the time you are in there, and keep your sweater on.
When shopping for carpet, ask about the “green label” program. According to the carpet Industry, the label tells consumers that this carpet type has been tested and passed emissions criteria. The label, however, is not a guarantee that the carpet will not cause health problems. A toll-free phone number is available on the label for updated information on the industry’s program.