Three Basic Solutions To The Problem Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Posted On: December 12, 2011

The air you breathe in on a daily basis is highly important to your overall health. And, since the average person spends quite a bit of time in his or her own household, it’s crucial to ensure that indoor air quality stays at a high level.

If the quality of air in your home is low, there are three basic solutions that you can use to see improvements. They are:

  1. Control the source of pollution
  2. Improve ventilation
  3. Use air cleaning devices

By combining these three solutions, you can provide clean and healthy air for you and your family members.

Controlling the Source of Pollution

A lot of times, the pollutants that are lowering your home’s air quality are sources that you can control. Sources such as the ones that contain asbestos can be sealed off to eliminate exposure. Other sources such as gas stoves can be minimized. And, if there are any smokers in your home, they can be sent outside.

Improving Ventilation

If the weather permits, and allergies are not a concern, opening windows and doors can be a great way to let fresh, clean air inside your home. Ventilating your home is most beneficial when you are engaging in activities that will expose your home to high levels of pollutants. These activities include:

  • Painting
  • Sanding
  • Cooking
  • Soldering
  • Welding

Of course, if the weather is nice enough, doing some of these activities outside would also be a good way to limit the source.

There are also many air ventilation devices that you can buy that will help you ventilate your home. These are especially useful in areas where weather or allergens are a concern

Utilize Air Cleaning Devices

There are many devices that will help you improve the air quality in your home. Some of these devices are:

  • Portable air cleaners
  • Whole-house air cleaning systems
  • UV light purification systems

These systems are designed to remove harmful chemicals from the air, which will improve the air quality in your home. It’s also important to change out your air filters once every 30 days, especially during high-use seasons.

For more information on boosting the air quality levels in your home, contact the professionals at Ernst Heating & Coolingtoday. We’ll be glad to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offersand get started today!      

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