Jul 25 2023
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself often feeling sick when at home? Do you get frequent headaches and often feel fatigued? Or often feel as if your eyes, nose, or throat are irritated? If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, they could be a result of poor indoor air quality. Our indoor air quality plays a large role in our overall health and can lead to more serious health complications like heart disease, respiratory disease, and even cancer. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help improve your indoor air quality and keep it at a level that is healthy for you and other residents.
Implement Helpful Habits
There are certain habits you can start implementing both daily and weekly to help keep your indoor air cleaner. One example could be removing your shoes when you enter the home and requesting for any guests to do the same. This can help keep you and others from tracking dirt particles and other air pollutants into the home. Cleaning habits such as dusting, sweeping, and washing bedding and other items can also help keep your air clean by regularly removing harmful airborne particles.
The humidity in your home can also affect your indoor air quality. Too much or too little moisture in the air can both damage your home and cause health concerns for any residents. Too much moisture in the air can create the perfect breeding ground for certain air pollutants while too dry air can cause respiratory issues, dehydration, and more. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help maintain optimal humidity in your home.
Maintain Your Current HVAC System
One of the most important ways to improve and maintain your indoor air quality is with your HVAC system. A properly working system can help filter your indoor air and rid the home of air pollutants. If your HVAC system and your filters, in particular, aren’t regularly maintained you may be making matters worse. A clean air filter in your system will go a long way in getting rid of unwanted particles.
Purification systems are a great way to help clean your indoor air. There are a variety of options when it comes to cleaning your air. You can purchase a single device for a single room or a system that is added to your existing HVAC. You may also want to consider the benefits of UV light air purifiers. These purifiers utilize UV light to kill airborne pollutants.
Van Drunen Heating and Air
If you would like to check up on your indoor air quality give the experts at Van Drunen Heating and Air a call! Our professionals can set up an indoor air assessment for you and discuss all the options you have for improving your air quality.