You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Phelps Heating & Cooling wants to be sure you comprehend 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 in the house. 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 do to help manage the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to truly eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. 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 important to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave the home.
- Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are looking for additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville offers a wide assortment of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are qualified to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 270-358-3167 to schedule an appointment.