Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to improve your indoor air quality. Did you know that the indoor air quality inside our homes can be up to 100 times more polluted than outside air? Here are the top 5 ways you can improve the air inside your home this summer.
There’s a reason why we go outside to “get some fresh air”. Letting the fresh, outdoor air inside your home is one the simplest ways you can improve your indoor air quality. By opening a few windows and doors, you’re helping reduce the CO2 levels in your home. Not only that, but you’re reducing the concentration of toxic chemicals that live in your space.
It’s recommended by the experts at Energy Star that you change your filters every three months at a minimum. However, if you have pets, kids, or anyone with respiratory issues living under your roof, you should consider changing them every month. Not only can changing your filters increase the efficiency of your unit, but it can also improve your indoor air quality. Air filters are designed to protect your air against pollutants, particulates and dust, which can have a positive impact on the health of your entire family. However, if an air filter gets clogged, then all those pollutants it trapped start circulating in the air you breathe.
High-efficiency filtration systems can catch more pollutants than your standard paper furnace filter – some even up to 90%. One option for a home filtration system upgrade is using a germicidal ultra-violet filtration system, also known as, UV light. UBV lights are designed to not only destroy pathogenic toxins, but also get rid of odors.
Your duct system can be a huge source of contamination. In fact, many duct systems contain as much as 4 inches of dust, debris, pollen, pet dander, and fungi. By scheduling a duct cleaning, you are helping to remove these harmful allergens so you and your family can breathe clean air again.
Dust and mold thrive in moist climates – and they are also responsible for allergies and asthma. Research has shown that keeping relative humidity between 40% and 60% minimizes adverse health effects. Some ways to reduce humidity levels in your home include using a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture, and use your air conditioner in the summer to reduce pollen and dust.
Action Air is here to help with all your indoor air quality needs. Whether you need to schedule a duct cleaning, upgrade your filtration system, install a dehumidifier, have your HVAC equipment serviced, or just have questions, we are only one phone call away. Contact us today at 317-585-8981 or fill out or online form here.
This article was written by vscontent