You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Faust Air Conditioning and Heating wants to make sure you comprehend what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending a lot of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. It might be hard to believe, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.
Here are a few steps you can implement to help manage the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, specifically for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from the home.
- Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are wanting to hear about additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 to arrange an appointment.