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How You Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, we understand that there is nothing more important than having a safe, healthy home. One of the most important aspects of having a healthy home is good indoor air quality (IAQ). Because we spend around 90% of our time indoors, the quality of our air can have a massive impact on our health. From mold to bacteria to aerosol products to chemical cleaning products to dust to dander to cigarette smoke, there are plenty of sources that can create an unhealthy indoor environment inside your home. If you believe that your home and your loved ones are suffering from poor indoor air quality, there are a number of things you can do to make a difference. Continue reading to learn more.

Increase Ventilation

One of the keys to improving your indoor air quality is ventilation. Without proper ventilation, the air in our home becomes stuffy and stale. In addition, your risk of exposure to harmful pollutants is far greater without regularly bringing in fresh air and sending stale air out. To ensure that your home has plenty of fresh air, be sure to open up your windows and screened doors for at least a few minutes each day.

Change Your Filter

Your HVAC system filter is responsible for filtering out larger indoor air pollutants—such as dust and dirt—from your air before circulating it throughout your home. In order for your filter to maintain peak performance, it needs to be changed out every one to three months depending on how frequently you use your system. Be sure to check on it regularly to ensure that it hasn’t become too full.

Clean Up

Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to maintain good indoor air quality. Cleaning enables you to clear away any larger particles (such as dirt and dust), and reduce other harmful pollutants (such as viruses and bacteria).

Some of those most important cleaning tasks to keep up with include:

  • Wash your bedding once a week
  • Wash your curtains once a week
  • Mop your floors two to three times a week
  • Vacuum your carpets with a HEPA filter two to three times a week
  • Clear away any areas of clutter
  • Wash high-traffic rugs and mats once a week

Bring in Some Plants

Not only will indoor plants spruce up the look and feel of your home, they will also contribute to healthier indoor air quality. When properly maintained, indoor plants can contribute to cleaning your indoor air. However, you need to be careful not to overwater your plants. Overwatered indoor plants can form mold, which will create indoor air problems.

Use Natural Products

Many household cleaning and beauty products contain harmful chemicals and fragrances that can contribute to poor IAQ. When you do your shopping, we recommend switching over to natural products. Choose eco-friendly, unscented cleaning products and avoid selecting aerosol hairsprays and deodorant products.

Never Smoke Inside

If one or more members of your household smokes tobacco products in your home, this can seriously reduce the quality of your indoor air. Tobacco smoke is packed full of chemicals that can cause heart disease and cancer, which makes it one of the most harmful indoor air contaminants. It is incredibly important that you designate your home as a no-smoking area. Instead, make sure that any smokers go outside away from any windows or doors to smoke.

Schedule IAQ Service Today!

Our team believes that every home deserves fresh, clean air. Breathing in healthy air is critical when it comes to maintaining good health. The moment you suspect that your family and home are suffering from air quality problems, turn to Premier Indoor Comfort Systems.

Our team offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:

When you call on us, we will carefully assess the quality of your air and determine which solution is best for your situation. We have access to the highest performing equipment on the market and will have you and your loved ones breathing fresher, cleaner air right away.

Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems at (770) 268-2422 or send us a message through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!