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Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on: Thursday, February 27th, 2014  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Indoor Air Pollution

When it comes to air pollution, many people seem to forget that it doesn’t just occur outside—it’s present inside the home too. Indoor air pollution can impact your health as adversely as outdoor pollution. Your home’s environment should be a clean and healthy environment. But your health may be at risk if your have poor air quality.

So how are the insides of our homes becoming polluted? Common causes of poor indoor air quality include:

  • Appliances that are improperly adjusted
  • Pet hair and dander
  • Dust Mites
  • Radon
  • Poor ventilation
  • Humidity levels
  • Pesticides
  • VOCs
  • Mold
  • Smoke
  • High Temperatures
  • Carbon Monoxide

How can you improve the air quality in your home?

Call An HVAC Technician: The HVAC system in your home is responsible for air circulation. However, faulty HVAC components can cause inadequate circulation. Also, if any of these components are dirty, so will the air inside your home. For maintenance on your HVAC system, call a qualified technician at H & F Service Co.

Use the right air filter: Make sure you purchase high quality filters that match your system and have them replaced regularly.

Keep your home at the correct humidity level: The optimal humidity level for your home ranges from 30-50%. A humidity level that is too high creates moist environments that mold and dust mites thrive in. If you struggle with high humidity, a dehumidifier may be worth the investment.