How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When most people think of air quality, the thought of outdoor haze, smog, and pollution come to mind. Indoor air quality, on the other hand, is very much an afterthought. The quality of your home’s air can directly influence your health, so it’s something you should definitely take into consideration.
In today’s post, we’re going to briefly list a few tips you can follow to ensure your air quality is clean and pure.
- Ventilate the home
When it’s hot out, you may have the windows and closed and the AC on; when it’s cold, you also have the windows closed with your heater on. While it’s smart to keep your windows closed to better conserve energy, it can be difficult to maintain high quality air throughout the home. We recommend that you keep the windows closed, but use a fan to better circulate the air (your AC can help with this). With your AC, make sure the filter is clean— dirty filters can pollute the indoor air.
- Balance the humidity levels
You want a humidity level between 30-50% in the home. In the summer months, humidity levels can rise, so you may need a dehumidifier.
- Get rid of mold and mildew
Mold and mildew can introduce significant breathing problems if left unaddressed. To deal with mold and mildew, you want to eliminate excess moisture and fix any leaking plumbing fixtures. If your indoor air quality isn’t great, follow these tips and you may start to notice some improvements. If you’re at the point where the air quality is poor, it may be time for a maintenance check of your HVAC unit. At AAA Calvert, we perform thorough check-ups that get to the root of any issue with your unit. Contact us today to get your unit checked.