Air quality and air pollution probably bring to mind pictures of smokestacks and industrial cities. The fact is that you experience air pollution of a different, but equally harmful every day in your home. Poor ventilation and stagnant air create health hazards that you may not even realize are there. If you have concerns about the air quality in your home, a Dignified Air Services rep can help you select some equipment to keep your air clean and protect the health of you and your family. Here are some tips to help you improve the air quality in your home.
1. Air Filtration:
Check your air filters often and if necessary make sure they get replaced. Contaminants such as dirt, pet dander, dust, and other allergens collect in the filter and can wreak havoc on your health.
2. Cleaning Ducts:
Getting your A/C ducts professionally cleaned removes allergens and contaminants that build up over time. Once they are clean, you have then sanitized to help combat mildew and mold growth.
3. Manage Humidity Levels:
Mold and mildew thrive in high moisture environments. Try to maintain humidity lower than 50%, and you may want to air out damp areas such as your bathroom occasionally.
4. HEPA Air Purifier:
You may want to get an air purifier for your home to minimize or eliminate your exposure to VOC’s and small particles of contaminants. For the equipment to qualify as a HEPA Air Purifier, the product must capture airborne allergens and contaminants down to 0.3 microns in size.
As you can see, air quality and pollution are more common than you probably realize. There are some things that you can do to keep the air in your home free of allergens and contaminants, starting with contacting Dignified Air Services for an air quality consultation.