More and more people are realizing the importance of clean indoor air quality in your home. The indoor air quality ultimately affects your overall health. Those with asthmatic tendencies and prone to allergies and other respiratory problems do significantly better when the indoor air quality is at maximum levels. There are many elements that contribute to the indoor air quality and with the below tips prepared from Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning you can be more of aware of the primary factors that can enhance the indoor air quality of your Las Vegas, Nevada Valley home.
Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality
1) Humidifiers: Humidifiers could be an added benefit, for those if us that live in the dry climates of the Vegas desert as they serve to improve the indoor air quality among other benefits. For example, when the humidity levels are controlled, it minimizes the growth of microbes such as mold and mildew as well as contaminants from bacteria and viruses. Your indoor air quality can improve simply by adding the extra moisture in the air to allow better circulation of the air including the dust and other pollutants floating in the air. Humidifiers will also reduce wood from drying out and cracking, reduce static electricity, and eliminate itchy dry skin as well as decrease dry nasal passages.
2) Dehumidifiers: Dehumidifier will contribute to the air quality for those that live in the extreme humid climates. Contributing to poor air quality, especially those influenced by allergies and asthmatic triggers, the pathogens and mold growth can flourish in overly humid conditions. Much like the humidifier, dehumidifiers will help control the humidity levels in your home boosting the indoor quality within your home.
3) Air Filters: One of the more important maintenance tasks that only take a few minutes to do is maintaining the air filters. Not only will the indoor air quality be maintained, the air filters influence many of the HVAC system performance and condition. Look for air filters that are of good quality and include optimal features ideal for your home. Depending on the type of filter, they filters should be changed or cleaned a minimum of once every 3 months. For those susceptible to allergies or asthma attacks, multiple occupants, smokers, or pets in the home, they should be checked monthly and changed out as needed.
4) Air Purifiers: Removing contaminants from the air, purifiers are useful for the asthmatic and allergy sufferers, in addition to reducing or even eliminating the second-hand smoke affects. Particulates that an air purifier can dramatically reduce or even eliminate within the air you breathe include mold, mildew, bacteria, germs, dust, pollen, dust mites and other contaminates.
Additional Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are simple tasks that add to the indoor air quality on a smaller scale, but in the end it all adds up.
A) Screens. Be sure to have window and door screens in place that are clean and in prime condition on those beautiful days when the weather beckons you to let the fresh air in. The screens will minimize the contaminates and allergens that contribute to poor air quality.
B) Clean. Keeping a tidy house is another small detail that helps. Dust, grit, and filth are a part of daily life and the dust and debris settle on all the surfaces and continue to circulate in the HVAC system. Keep the carpets vacuumed, hard surface floors swept and mopped and maintain the dust with regular dusting. Periodically vacuum down the upholstery and keep the blinds and curtains cleaned as well.
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