When we think of air pollution, we think of it as something that affects the air outside. But the inside of our homes is just as vulnerable to pollution. Our homes should foster a clean and healthy atmosphere but not taking control of your indoor air quality can be damaging to your health.
So what factors cause a decline in indoor air quality? Common factors include:
- Carbon Monoxide
- High Temperatures
- Poor ventilation
- Appliances that aren’t properly adjusted
- Humidity levels
- Pet dander and hair
- Dust Mites
How can you do to improve the air quality in your home?
Call An HVAC Professional: To ensure that you have the best possible air quality, it’s imperative that your HVAC system is running properly. Dirty or faulty HVAC components negatively impact the quality of the air inside your home so it’s always a good idea to call an HVAC technician to perform a thorough inspection of your system. Call Total Comfort Cooling & Heating and ask what we can do to improve the air quality
Purchase the correct air filter: Always check to make sure you are using the correct type of air filter for your system and that it’s of high quality.
Keep your home properly humidified: High humidity creates the perfect atmosphere for mold and dust mites to survive in. The ideal humidity range to keep your house at is between 30-50%. If you are experiencing high humidity, a dehumidifier may be worth the investment.