4 Secrets to Improving Indoor Air Quality
Are you feeling stuffy and congested while inside your home? If so, it could be the air quality in your house that's to blame. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues, such as headaches, fatigue, and even asthma attacks. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home.
Read on for four secrets to improving your indoor air quality at home!
Indoor Air Pollutants
Indoor air pollutants come from a variety of sources. From dust mites to pet dander, mold spores, and even VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from cleaning products, pollutants in the air can cause serious health issues. Allergies, asthma attacks, headaches, and fatigue—are just some of the symptoms caused by poor indoor air quality.
Secret #1: Change Your Air Filters Regularly
One of the simplest ways to improve indoor air quality is to change your HVAC system’s filters regularly. This will keep dust and other particles from infiltrating the system and circulating throughout your home. Ideally, you should be changing your filters every three months.
Secret #2: Keep Humidity Levels Low
Humidity levels should range between 40% and 50%. If humidity levels get too high or too low, it can lead to mold growth as well as dust mite infestations. To keep humidity levels in check, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier or humidifier. Our team can help you choose the right one for your home!
Secret #3: Ventilate Your Home Properly
Ventilation is key when it comes to keeping indoor air quality at its best. Open windows when possible or invest in an exhaust fan if there’s no window in the room you want to ventilate—this way, you can bring fresh air into your home while also getting rid of odors or allergens that may be trapped indoors. You may also want to consider adding bathroom fans equipped with HEPA filters for maximum efficiency.
Secret #4: Invest in Professional Cleaning Services
When it comes down to it, nothing beats having a professional inspect and clean out your HVAC system! Our certified technicians are trained to identify any problems before they become serious so that you can rest assured that everything is running smoothly and efficiently with minimal disruption.