According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air within most homes and buildings is more polluted than the outdoor air, even in the most polluted cities. Considering around 90% of people spend most of their time indoors, it’s not surprising that many are exposed to air pollution, which can lead to respiratory ailments. Join A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating, a trusted local heating and cooling company, as we discuss ways to improve your indoor air quality.
Strategies to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Remove or reduce the sources of indoor air pollution. The best way to reduce indoor air pollutants is to remove or reduce the sources. Regularly vacuum to remove dust, dust mites, pet dander and other particulates. Also, avoid using pesticides and air fresheners. If it’s absolutely necessary, be sure to use them according to directions. If possible. repaint furniture outdoors. Ban smoking inside the house, and control humidity levels to prevent mold and mildew from taking hold.
- Improve ventilation. Increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors to lower the concentration of indoor air pollutants in your home. Ventilation and air conditioning repair experts advise opening windows and doors for a short time every day to let in fresh air. Having exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms can also help.
- Use air purifiers. Air purifiers suck in air and capture small particulates in their filters. Most air purifiers are very effective at filtering out dust, dust mites, pet danders, pollens and other potential allergens. To maximize the effectiveness of air purifiers, make sure to regularly change the filters.
If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, consult A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating. We offer quality products and services that can solve your indoor air quality problems, such as indoor air health tests, ultraviolet light purifiers, electronic air cleaners and more.
We also conduct heat pump repair, duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance. Call us now at (954) 761-2600 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We serve clients in southern Florida, including Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Sunny Isles.