You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. wants to ensure you understand what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. You might not believe this, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.
Here are a few steps you can implement to help control the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
- Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are looking for additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in West Jefferson offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 614-879-9091 to schedule an appointment.