If you suffer from allergies or asthma you may notice the quality of the air in your home isn’t great earlier than someone without these issues. The Environmental Protection Agency says that sometimes the quality of the air inside your home can be more polluted than outdoors! That’s even true for someone who lives in large cities that have high levels of pollutants outside. Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to drastically improve the air in your home and Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about them.
Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality
There are several problems that can arise from pollutants in your air. You have most likely grown so accustomed to them that you don’t notice them all the time. There are several common ailments that are caused by the air quality in your home. You may be able to find reprieve from them once you improve the quality of your air. Some of these ailments include:
• Coughing- This can be caused by mold, mildew, dust mites, tobacco smoke, bacteria and viruses, pollen, and ash.
• Headaches and Dizziness- Pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold and mildew, and tobacco smoke
• Sore Throat- Dust, ash, tobacco smoke
• Asthma- Pollen, dust, tobacco smoke, pet dander, ash, fungus, bacteria and viruses, dust mites
• Allergies- mold, mildew, fungus, pet dander, dust mites
• Respiratory Infections- Mold, mildew, tobacco smoke, dust, ash, soil, bacteria and viruses
How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
There are several ways to improve the air in your home, and they don’t really take that much effort. Some tips to improve your air quality are:
• Open Windows- When weather permits you to do so, open your windows and allow some fresh air to fill your home.
• Clean and Change Filters– It is very important to keep your filters clean. This directly effects the air quality in your home. Without clean filters, you can’t have clean air. Not only do you want to make sure filters in your heating and air conditioning system are cleaned, but your vacuum and air purifier as well.
• Adjust Humidity– The ideal humidity in your home is 45%. If the humidity is under 30% that is too low and anything over 50% is too high. You don’t want your home to be so humid that mold and mildew are a problem. A certain amount of humidity is important to avoid overly dry skin and sinus issues.
• Keep Pets Groomed- Pet dander is a common problem for people. Most of us are effected one way or another by pet dander. Keep your pet groomed to avoid excess pet dander.
• Air Duct Cleaning– Having your air ducts cleaned annually, will help improve the quality of your air by a long shot.
• Green plants- Using green plants in your décor will help you improve your indoor air quality. Some plants can help reduce VOCs and in turn, improve air quality.
• Avoid Synthetic Air Fresheners- Synthetic air fresheners often emit harmful chemicals into the air. Instead, use natural and homemade air fresheners, simmer pots or candles made from all natural beeswax rather than candles made from petroleum.
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If you are concerned about the quality of the air in your home, these tips can help greatly to improve your indoor air quality. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning offers air duct cleaning, installation of home humidifiers, air quality inspections, and installation of purifiers and filters to help improve the air in your home. Call for an appointment today!