Is the air you’re breathing inside your home healthy? Many homeowners don’t realize that they might be breathing in harmful toxins and airborne chemicals every time they take a breath. So, what do you need to know about indoor air quality? See below for some frequently asked questions:
What is Indoor Air Quality?
Put simply, indoor air quality is the quality of the air inside your home. It has to do with the amount of pollutants, but is also determined by humidity and ventilation levels.
How Can I Improve IAQ?
There are four main steps to improving the quality of air inside your home: eliminate, ventilate, clean and monitor. The first step is to find the sources of air pollutants and get rid of them if possible. The second step is to keep your home ventilated. Open up windows and doors when the weather is nice outside and make sure to clean the filters in your HVAC system regularly. Clean your home by vacuuming and make sure to use anti-bacterial cleaners in the kitchen and the bathrooms. Finally, you can reduce and monitor humidity levels with a dehumidification system.
According the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside homes can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. If anyone in your family suffers from allergies or other respiratory problems, poor indoor air quality is only making their conditions worse.
Ready to make the change to fresher, cleaner air? Contact the air quality experts at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains today!