You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling wants to ensure 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 allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. It might be hard to believe, 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 enhance the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
- 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 wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from 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 wanting to hear about additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus offers a variety 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 review your home. Give us a call at 614-451-0846 to schedule an appointment.