How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

The indoor air quality of your home is something that should be paid close attention to. Living in a home with a low air quality can affect not only your HVAC system, but also your health. Luckily, there are things you can do to improve the air quality in your home.

Eliminate Harsh Chemicals
Volatile Organic Compounds, also known as VOCs, are chemicals that are oftentimes inside of household products. Certain cleaners, air fresheners, paints, etc. contain these harsh pollutants and should be banned from your home. You should also avoid having smoke in your home. If you like candles you should avoid wax and purchase soy, avoid smoking cigarettes indoors, and always use the exhaust fan while cooking.

Moisture-Free
Any form of water or moisture that is present in the home can eventually lead to the growth of mildew and mold. First things first, repair any leaks coming from your plumbing lines or fixtures. While you’re in the bathroom, make sure the exhaust fan is working and be sure to use it every time you shower to prevent a buildup of moisture from excess steam. For your basement, look to install a sump pump to prevent any flooding from heavy rainfall.

Take Care of Your Air
Allowing fresh air to enter the house will help remove excess dust, allergens, and other harmful pollutants in the air. So be sure to open the windows every so often to let your home breathe; but be mindful of spring and summer allergens. You also need to take care of your HVAC system so it can properly cool and filter the air. Remember to service your system at least once per year and change the air filters once a month.

Always be mindful of the air quality in your home so your HVAC system and your body won’t suffer the consequences. When you need a professional to service your HVAC system, contact the pros at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.

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