Warmer weather is on the way and when the local news program tells us there’s an ozone alert, we know it’s best to stay indoors if we have breathing problems. What we may not know is that air inside our home can also be a problem. Yes, even if we stay inside our own home, we may be breathing polluted air. However, there are some simple steps to take for improving the air quality of your home.
Sources of Poor Air Quality
So many things – dust mites, radon, chemicals, mold, and pet dander – that can’t be seen by the naked eye can be found when indoor air is analyzed. If you have frequent headaches or sinus problems, you may want to talk to an indoor air quality consultant.
5 Easy Things You Can Do
Indoor pollutants are hard to eliminate entirely, but there are things you can do to improve the air quality in your home.
- Minimize what’s brought in. A large floor mat at every entrance into your home can help reduce the amount of dirt and other pollutants that get tracked into your house.
- Manage the humidity level. Mold loves moisture. Reducing the amount of moisture in the air and keeping the humidity around 30%-50% can help you control mold and other allergens. You’ll also want to make sure to fix leaky plumbing as soon as possible and vent your clothes dryer to the outside. It’s also important to regularly empty your air conditioner and dehumidifier drip pans.
- Don’t allow smoking in your home. You know the health risks that smoking can cause, but even secondhand smoke can be a problem. If you or someone in your household is a smoker who can’t quit, then (for everyone’s benefit) smoke outside.
- Test for radon. Radon is an odorless, colorless gas. Testing is fast, easy and inexpensive, and it can reduce your risk of health problems that can arise if it goes undetected.
- Clean your ducts. Children, people with asthma, and the elderly may be especially sensitive to indoor pollutant and poor indoor air quality. Cleaning air ducts can help reduce the amount of dust and contaminants that are pulled into your home.
Improving the Air Quality of Your Home – Call Air Quality Systems
Dirty duct work can put the health and welfare of your family at risk. Make your indoor air smell and feel healthy again. Contact Air Quality Systems for a thorough inspection and cleaning. You just may be shocked by the amount of unwanted dust, dirt and grime that can be removed. So when its time for improving the air quality of your home, simply call the professionals at Air Quality Systems.Click to Schedule Service Today