What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. wants to make sure you comprehend what could potentially be impacting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air inside. This might sound odd, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can implement to help control the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, specifically for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer homes are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are wanting to hear about additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 or schedule an appointment online.

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