February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month. Although, indoor air quality is important all year round.
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air pollution is two to five times higher than outdoor air pollution levels? Because we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors, in our homes, workplaces, and schools, poor indoor air quality is an issue that shouldn’t be ignored.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
There are many sources of pollution that can trigger health problems such as allergies and asthma. Dirt, dust, and other particulates being blown out from HVAC systems are a primary source of poor indoor air quality.
One of the best ways to combat these triggers for asthma and allergies is with an air cleaner which can remove the majority of particulates in the air including dust, pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites, mildew, fungus, smoke, and bacteria.
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning and Heating, we specialize in helping homeowners improve their indoor air quality. We offer a variety of air cleaning systems that can dramatically improve the quality of air inside a home.
Of course, there are other strategies that can also make you breathe easier. Here are a few of the basics:
Control Sources Of Air Pollution
Yes, this means dusting and cleaning on a regular basis so that particles don’t get stirred up and airborne. Regular surface cleaning on floors, blinds, drapes, furniture, and decorative items is a must. As well, pets should be bathed regularly, and mold should be removed as soon as it’s spotted.
Ventilate When Possible
Opening up windows and doors to let fresh air in can improve your indoor air quality. If the temperature is right, open up your house to cleaner air!
Get Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Leaking furnaces, water heaters, ranges, and clothes dryers can cause dangerous air quality issues. If you have gas appliances, you will definitely want to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors to alert you if you should ever have a leak.
We encourage you to call Bruce’s Air Conditioning and Heating if you’re ready to improve the quality of your indoor air quality. We’re happy to inspect your home, make recommendations, and install a system that will greatly reduce health problems associated with poor air quality.