Indoor air quality is on everybody’s minds these days. With airborne viruses and bacteria floating around in the air, people are questioning if their home is a safe environment. You might not be able to control the outdoor air, but you can improve the indoor air quality in your home to make your house a comfortable and healthy habitat.
Poston Brothers Heating and Cooling is your indoor air quality expert. Our technicians have some easy solutions that can help you breathe easier today. Give us a call so we can help you stay comfortable and happy knowing that you’re always breathing fresh air.
Benefits of Improved Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within buildings, homes and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor air pollution. Allergens and other pollutants in your air ducts can cause adverse health effects even after a single exposure. Prolonged exposure can make these symptoms worse.
Age, allergies, and levels of pollutant exposure are all factors in how badly indoor air quality could affect you. Older people and those with severe allergies and asthma could be more sensitive to indoor air pollutants and poor air quality. By reducing the allergens in the air, you limit the exposure to toxins that agitate your lungs. Breathing polluted air can raise stress levels and inhibit good health. Improved indoor air quality can also help improve sleep, eliminate odors in your home caused by pollutants, and help decrease your chances of respiratory disease.
How to Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
The best way to improve indoor air quality in your home is to open windows and have fresh air blow in constantly. However, that’s not a reasonable fix for security and weather reasons. However, there are some easy ways to improve air quality in your home.
- Reduce Indoor Toxins. This includes certain cleaning products, paint, and crafting supplies that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Try to opt for less toxic cleaning products around your home.
- Eliminate Asthma and Allergy Triggers. Common allergy triggers like smoke, pet dander, dust, mold, and more can worsen the air quality in your home if not taken care of properly.
- Make Sure Gas Appliances Are Well Maintained. Stoves, water heaters, and dryers release combustion gasses such as carbon monoxide, which if not ventilated properly, can cause issues with your indoor air quality.
- Grow Plants Inside. Indoor plants are nature’s air filters. Grow some plants inside for added indoor air quality benefits.
- Use Portable or Whole House Air Purifiers. Small, single-room air purifiers can remove VOCs from the air. These are good for particularly stuffy or dirty rooms. Consider having a whole house air purifier installed to provide coverage for your entire home to improve your indoor air quality.
When to Call a Professional to Help With the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
Is your home frequently dusty? Are some of the rooms in your house hot and stuffy, while others are more comfortable? Do you experience dry skin, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, constant sinus congestion, and nausea frequently? These are all common side effects of poor indoor air quality.
Many people find relief from their symptoms when they go on vacation, and then they return home and feel miserable again. If any of this sounds like you, then you should schedule a visit from Poston Brothers so you can breathe comfortably in your own home again.
Poston Brothers Has the Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Meet Your Needs
Indoor air quality starts with your HVAC system. Having your heating and air conditioning systems cleaned and maintained on a regular basis can not only keep them in working order, but can help stop the spread of allergens inside your home.
If you have rooms that are unevenly heated or are extra stuffy and stale, then you need to call Poston Brothers for an indoor air quality assessment. We offer services in whole house air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and indoor ventilation systems. Call us today to help us improve the indoor air quality in your home.