In today’s world, most of us are spending the majority of our time indoors. Whether it is at home spending quality time with our families or hard at work in the office, the average person spends approximately 22 hours a day inside.
Because of that, it is important to maintain the quality of our air in these spaces. And while you may think staying indoors can protect you from the allergens and pollutants outside your home, the air you breathe inside can also put you at risk for serious health problems due to indoor pollutants like mold, chemicals, gases, allergens, and pests.
Regularly inhaling these pollutants can lead to a variety of health concerns such as sore eyes, burning nose and throat, headaches, fatigue, asthma flare-ups, heart disease, cancer, and other serious long-term conditions.
Luckily, there are many systems and technologies in place to help you improve your air quality for a clean and healthy home. Here are some ways you can improve your home air quality:
Change Your Filters Regularly
Central heating systems and air conditioners have filters that can trap the dust and pollutants from the air in your home. However the longer they are in place the less efficient they become. Make sure you change your filters regularly. A good rule to follow would be to replace your filters every 90 days.
Invest in Air Purifying Systems
Air purifying systems can also help to capture some of the irritants found in the air that can be potentially harmful. Air Purifiers work by capturing the air particles at the source and filtering it to release clean air back into the environment.
Bring Air in with Ventilation
Having proper ventilation in your home helps to increase the amount of fresh air brought indoors and reduce the risk of pollutants found inside by increasing airflow. While opening your windows can help with ventilation, it isn’t always possible with temperatures and allergens. Instead, consider using air filters and having an HVAC maintained or installed by professionals.
Pay Attention to Humidity
Having high humidity in your home keeps the air moist which increases the likelihood of mold developing. Ideally, you want to keep your indoor air humidity between 30-50%. Technologies such as moisture or humidity gauges can help to measure the humidity level inside your home. Also, having a dehumidifier in damp areas of your home such as your basement or bathroom can help prevent the growth of mold in these high-risk areas.
As experts in heating, cooling, and plumbing for over 60 years, we would love to give you Supreme Confidence that you have the highest quality of air in your home. Learn more about our services and call us today at 1-812-234-4845 or contact us online to see how we can help you.