We often focus on protecting outdoor air quality, but it is just as important to your health to protect and maintain indoor air quality in your home or business. While various approaches exist about how to improve indoor air quality, not all of them are effective.
Here, we share some of the most effective methods for removing floating contaminants and minimizing the pollutants in your home.
Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
1. Invest in an Air Purifier
Investing in an air purifier is one of the first things you should do if you want to enjoy fresh and clean air at home. Air purifiers can:
- Reduce pollen, dust, pet dander, and other irritants that trigger allergic reactions
- Destroy mold, bacteria, and viruses
- Reduce chemical emissions
2. Clean and Sanitize Your Ducts
A major source of indoor pollutants are your HVAC system’s ducts. Ducts create the perfect environment for dust, dirt, and mold to accumulate. The best solution is to call a professional HVAC service provider to clean and sanitize your ducts thoroughly. You will reduce indoor pollutants and help your ducts distribute air more efficiently.
3. Clean the Air Filters
Maintaining your air filters frequently goes a long way towards breathing cleaner and fresher air. It is also a beneficial idea to invest in high-quality filters, which can make a significantly improve your indoor air quality. Besides the air filters, don’t forget about changing your vacuum cleaner’s filter and consider buying a HEPA filter to cut down on dust mites and other pollutants.
4. Regulate Humidity Levels
During the summer periods, humidity increases, causing discomfort at home. If your indoor air is damp, your home may become susceptible to mold, which is a big respiratory irritant. You can control humidity levels in your home with portable or whole-home dehumidifiers. Portable dehumidifiers are a cheaper option, but they are noisy and require emptying the basins almost every day. The whole-home dehumidifiers are a more efficient solution, with minimal maintenance required.
5. Improve Kitchen Ventilation
Cooking with a gas stove can release carbon monoxide that can damage your health. Some people use air fresheners to eliminate the foul odor, but if you want to improve indoor quality in the long-term, you have to improve kitchen ventilation and apply these three effective methods:
- Use the range hood fan every time you cook
- Open windows
- Use high-quality HEPA-rated purifiers
Your home should be comfortable, clean, and free of contaminants and air pollutants. By adopting regular cleaning habits and making a few changes to your HVAC system, you can reduce indoor air pollution and allow your family to breathe cleaner and fresher air.
Call Triad Mechanical to Improve Indoor Air Quality
We hope this guide will help you to improve indoor air quality. For professional help with air quality, such as sanitizing your ducts and cleaning your HVAC system, please don’t hesitate to contact Triad Mechanical. Call us today at (770) 415-5738, and we’ll provide you with a free quote and can help with any other HVAC service needs. We are located in Loganville and Lawrenceville, GA, and have over 30 service areas in the state.