You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even understand how important it is, but Contra Costa Heating & AC wants to be sure you understand what could potentially be impacting 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. This might sound odd, 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 take to help adjust the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
- 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 houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave 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 enhance your indoor air quality, Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 510-343-9841 to schedule an appointment.