You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even understand how important it is, but Appalachian Heating wants to ensure you comprehend what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air inside. You might not believe this, 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 control 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 weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, specifically 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 escape the home.
- Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also advises keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are seeking additional ways to improve your indoor air quality, Appalachian Heating in Beckley and Mount Hope offers a variety 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 evaluate your home. Give us a call at 304-707-0600 to book an appointment.