The effect of indoor air quality on our health often remains overlooked. Many of us spend much of our time indoors, whether at home or in the office, so indoor air quality is an important factor in our overall well-being.
Here are some strategies to help improve the quality of your indoor air.
Maintain Adequate Ventilation
One way to improve indoor air quality is by increasing ventilation. This means allowing more fresh outdoor air to circulate inside. Regularly open your windows and doors, and use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom. If your home has a ventilation system, ensure it’s in good working condition and that the filters are regularly cleaned or replaced.
Indoor pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores accumulate in our living spaces over time. Regular cleaning, including vacuuming, dusting, and mopping, can significantly reduce these pollutants. Additionally, it’s a good idea to wash your bedding and rugs frequently to keep allergens at bay.
Tobacco smoke is a major indoor pollutant. If possible, maintain a smoke-free environment. Secondhand smoke carries numerous harmful substances that can degrade your indoor air quality and pose significant health risks. Avoiding smoking in your home is just one more way to keep your indoor air fresh.
Control Humidity Levels
Too much humidity can foster mold and mildew growth while too little humidity can result in dry skin and respiratory problems. Keeping humidity levels between 30% and 50% can help improve indoor air quality. Use dehumidifiers or humidifiers as necessary, and fix any leaks as soon as possible.
Professional Air Quality Testing
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, indoor air quality issues may persist. In such cases, consider seeking professional help. Air quality testing can identify hidden issues like radon, volatile organic compounds, or unseen mold.
At Conan Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer HVAC services for customers in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas. We also provide indoor air quality services, sheet metal fabrication, water heater installation, and much more. Give Conan Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to learn more about these services.