What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. wants to be sure you realize what could potentially be impacting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a lot of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. 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 implement 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 really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens on a regular basis.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly 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 recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are looking for additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. in Elmhurst offers a wide assortment of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 630-833-1100 to schedule an appointment.

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