5 Tips For Achieving Better Indoor Air Quality At Home
Many of us have never thought about the quality of air within our homes. However, it shouldn’t be this way. December through March is cold and flu season and the season when we spend much of our time cozying up indoors. In fact, the EPA estimates that “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations”. Thankfully, there are many steps homeowners can take to improve their home’s indoor air quality, even by 99%!
1. Keep A Clean Home
The obvious and simple task of maintaining a clean house can make a huge difference in the quality air you breathe. Particles such as dust and pet hair can get trapped in your HVAC system and lessen your home’s IAQ. For this reason, you should regularly dust and vacuum all throughout your home. Be sure to move furniture and decorations to ensure a thorough clean. Wash bedding regularly and wash your drapes or curtains if possible. These are spots which can collect an impressive amount of dust and pet hair over time.
A quick pet tip! Keep your pet groomed to help cut down on the amount of pet hair in your home. Not only will routine grooming keep your furry friends more comfortable, but your air quality will improve as well.
2. Change Your HVAC Filters
Never skip out on changing your HVAC filters. We recommend making a schedule to get in the habit of regularly replacing these filters. HVAC filters help clean the air, so over time, they can become clogged with dirt, dust, pet hair, and other particles floating through the air. If you fail to routinely replace your filters, your air will not be getting cleaned and your system will be much less efficient. You may experience decreased air flow due to the dirty filters making it difficult for the air to pass through.
3. Routine System Maintenance
All HVAC systems benefit greatly from having routine preventative maintenance performed. Your system is a serious investment for your home and should be treated as such. Enroll in a scheduled maintenance plan with Island Air to keep your system running at peak efficiency and to give you peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing that you have a plan in place to aid in catching any needed repairs earlier than most. Additionally, our service plans provide great value in customer perks. Having a well-maintained, efficient HVAC system will keep your home comfortable and air clean.
4. Get An Air Purification System
One of the best ways to improve your air quality is to invest in an air purification system. Our air purifiers connect into your existing HVAC system and remove more contaminants than a standard HVAC filter. Air purifiers such as the REME HALO-LED can reduce 99.9% of airborne viruses, bacteria, mold spores, dust, dander, and pollen throughout your home. Contact Island Air to have the professionals install one of these state-of-the-art systems in your home.
5. Control Humidity Levels
If the humidity levels are too high in your home, there’s a strong possibility that there could be fungal growth inside your house. Fungal growth, especially mold, is dangerous to breathe in and can pose a threat to your family’s health and safety. Dehumidifiers are a great option for cutting down the humidity and keeping fungal growth away. We all know how humid it can get here in Gulf Shores. Stay a step ahead and consider a dehumidifier.
We hope these tips help in keeping your indoor air quality up to par during this winter season. We are happy to aid in choosing and installing the best air purification system for your home and your family. Give us a call at (251) 943-4709 to breathe easy this winter and all year long.
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