When smoke moves in, it’s important to protect the air in your home. Here are some ideas to improve the air you are breathing inside right now:

1. Lock out smoke 

  • Close doors and windows
  • Seal off any big gaps that might be letting in outdoor air (use tape, rolled towels, or weatherization plastic)
**People in homes that are too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, or who are at-risk of smoke-related health effects, should seek shelter elsewhere.**

2. Filter your Air

3. Make a Clean Air Room

  • Choose an interior room with few windows and doors Keep windows and doors closed
  • Set up an air cleaner to help remove particles from the air 
  • Run an air conditioner or central air conditioning system. Make sure the filter is clean.
  • For additional information, see the EPA’s tips to create a clean room

4. Keep your air fresher

  • Do not burn anything, including candles, incense, cigarettes or gas stoves
  • Avoid frying or broiling when cooking 
  • Do not vacuum