You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but H&C Heating and Cooling wants to ensure you understand what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. It might be hard to believe, 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 do to help manage the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to enhance the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens on a regular basis.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from 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 improve your indoor air quality, H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel offers a wide assortment of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are qualified to come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 301-960-3247 to schedule an appointment.