The quality of the air inside your home can have an effect on your overall health. When you breathe in particles such as pollen, pet dander, mold, and dust, it can lead to an increase in allergies, asthma attacks, and even illness. These irritants are harmful to your sinuses and lungs. Luckily, there are some simple ways to improve your indoor air quality.
Replace Your HVAC Filter
The HVAC system in your home circulates both hot and cool air through the rooms. It has a filter to remove irritants and pollutants. It’s important that you routinely replace this filter. The frequency depends on the type of filter that you’re using, but the general time frame is around thirty to ninety days.
Let the Fresh Air In to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Opening your windows for just 15 minutes a day improves your indoor air quality. While it’s more comfortable to open the windows when the weather is nice, it is still helpful to open them in winter. Turn on your interior fans to help circulate the fresh air. If you’re prone to seasonal allergies, open the windows in the evenings. Pollen levels tend to be lower at night.
Use an Air Purifier
An air purification unit can be attached to your HVAC unit to improve your indoor air quality, but you can also use stand-alone units throughout your home. An air purifier will reduce particulates in your indoor air. You can also purchase units that will use an ionizer to kill any bacteria or viruses that are in the air. This will lower the risk of illnesses being passed around.
Lower Humidity Levels to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When you have too much moisture in the inside air of your home, it can affect indoor air quality. When you use a dehumidifier to bring levels down to under 50%, you’ll have healthier indoor air quality. You can also opt to have a dehumidifier installed onto your HVAC system.
It’s always a good idea to use the knowledge and services of a professional if you’re concerned with the quality of your indoor air. Indoor air sampling provides you with information regarding what you can do to improve your indoor air. Routine duct cleaning can help keep your home as healthy as possible.
AAA Professional Home Inspectors provides air quality sampling and inspections to the Kentucky Counties of Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby and Oldham and Indiana Counties of Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, and Scott. Contact us to schedule our services.