You relax in your home, dine in it, sleep in it and maybe even work in it. Yes, outside of your day job, you likely spend a good portion of the typical day inside your home. And is that so much time is spent in the home, ensuring that you and your family are breathing in high-quality air is crucial. Poor indoor air quality from the likes of fumes, chemicals, mold, and other pollutants can escalate allergic symptoms, increase fatigue and even lead to some long-term health issues.
The good news is that there are a variety of things you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home. Here’s a look:
Keep it Clean
Dust and other contaminants build up over time on the surfaces in your home, and it’s possible for them to recirculate throughout the house if left to accumulate for too long. On that note, regular dusting and vacuuming can keep irritating contaminants at bay.
Have Your Air Conditioner Checked Out
If your air conditioner hasn’t been regularly maintained or if it’s old and past its prime, there’s a good chance that it’s the source of poor air quality in your home. In some cases, a thorough tune-up and/or duct cleaning can help. In other cases, a replacement unit may be necessary.
Test for Radon
Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that’s also the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Pick up a test kit or contact an AC service provider to test for radon in your home today so you can enact the right corrective solutions if necessary.
Run Exhaust Vents
You should be running the exhaust vents in your bathroom after showering and the vent in your kitchen after cooking. The former helps eradicate humidity that can cause mold or mildew growth, while the latter gets rid of cooking pollutants.
Get a Dehumidifier
Whole-house dehumidifiers are great for keeping humidity levels in check and ensuring that mold won’t grow, but minimally you should at least have one in your basement – especially the crawlspace. Contact an AC service company today for more information on whole-house dehumidifiers.
Open the Windows
Our last air improvement tip is a simple one – open the windows in your home. Not only can this help reduce the strain on your HVAC system, but it can also allow fresh air into the home.
Your Full Service HVAC Company
For more information on how to improve indoor air quality, contact Honest Air Inc. today. As a trusted HVAC service provider in Arizona’s Greater East Valley, we have the experience, expertise, and solutions to tackle any issue with indoor air quality. Contact us today for more information.