Here a ways you can improve the air you breathe at home.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a topic most people pass right over, as they probably assume their air is as clean as they keep their home. However, you’d be surprised what hidden threats lie within it. Many unexplained health problems can be a direct result of the air you breathe when you are in your home.
Dampness and humidity from your shower can cause mold.
If you have a ceiling fan in your bedroom, or anywhere else in your home, the dust and allergens that collect on the blades can sprinkle on furniture.
Carpets and Furniture
Dust mites love to roam around furniture and carpets.
Carbon monoxide can be produced from leaks and exhaust from your appliances.
Wall and Floor Openings
Radon can be produced from wall and floor openings that are in contact with the ground.
Utilize these 9 very simple ways to ensure that your air quality is in top-notch shape.
1. Dust Your Home Regularly
This is key, as it will prevent the buildup of dust and allergens.
2. Change Your Filters
Not only should you replace your filters regularly, but make sure you choose an effective one. You want a filter that catches at least 85% of large air pollutants.
3. Wash and Vacuum
Cut down on dust buildup by washing your bedding and vacuuming your carpet on a weekly basis.
Kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans rid the air of pollution.
5. Maintain Humidity
Keep your humidity between 30% to 50%. Have an HVAC Humidifier or Dehumidifier installed on your HVAC Equipment to keep you humidity right where you want it.
6. Radon Testing
Make sure your home is gas-free with a radon test kit.
7. Carbon Monoxide Testing
Have a carbon monoxide alarm installed and regularly test your home for this toxin.
8. Open Your Windows and Doors
The easiest step of all! Get some fresh air circulating through your home to increase your air quality. Also have an Aprilaire fresh air ventilator installed to bring outside air right into your duct work to be mixed with your conditioned air recirculating throughout your home.
9. Have an Air Purifier installed in your HVAC System
This is in conjunction with doing all the steps above can clean air inside home by having an I Wave R Air Purifier installed to kill mold, allergens, viruses, dust, pet dander, and bacteria. This particular air purifier has also been tested to kill covid 19 as well.
We spend many hours in our homes and that same air is circulated over and over again with these steps you can make your home healthy and make the air you breathe in your home safe and clean for your family. The Heating and Air Conditioning Experts specialize in indoor air quality give us a call to talk about which systems would work best in your home. (724) 989 8569