Indoor Air Quality

Posted On: August 6, 2019

Pollutants can be found just about anywhere. They are outside in the air we breathe and they also make their way into your homes. As the pollutants enter your home, they can quickly cause the indoor air quality (IAQ) to decline. The poor air quality can lead to various health effects and it can be hard to maintain or overcome on your own. In fact, indoor air can often be more polluted than the air you breathe outside. Here are a few common pollutants and simple steps to help you improve your air quality.

 

Common Air Pollutants

  • Mold
  • Chemicals
  • Smoke
  • Dust, Pollen and other Allergens
  • Toxic Gases
  • Odors

 

How to Improve Air Quality

Follow these simple steps to help you and your family breathe better and to improve the indoor air quality in your home

  • Change your air filters regularly. A common solution is an easy one. Keeping your filter clean will help keep the air clean and prevent allergens and dust from circulating through the home.
  • Keep your house clean. Wash sheets and carpets regularly along with vacuuming floors to eliminate dust and debris from accumulating on surfaces in your home. If you allow debris to build up, it can get kicked up into the air you breathe.
  • Installing air cleaner and humidifier. A whole home air cleaner helps draw out toxins in the air while a humidifier helps maintain the ideal humidity in every room of the house. Both an air cleaner and humidifier can be installed to work with your HVAC system.
  • Consider using nontoxic cleaning products. You don’t have to run out and throw away all your household supplies, but some cleaners release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause respiratory problems or other health issues. Ditch the harmful chemicals where you can and look for other alternatives.
  • Check ventilation throughout your home. It’s extremely important to have proper ventilation for both your kitchen and bathroom as well as your HVAC system. You risk carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as well as other toxic gases leaking into your home. Proper ventilation is a must if you want to prevent breathing in harmful fumes.

 

Follow these tips to improve the indoor air quality of your home and breathe easier. Contact us today to learn more. 

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