New homes are more tightly sealed than ever. This is good for your energy bills, but a drawback is they’re often not ventilated enough for good air quality. There are ways to improve the air quality of your home, so you don’t develop health problems.
What Pollutants and Allergens Bring Down Air Quality?
Common pollutants are mold, mildew, pet dander, dust mites, and pollen. Dangerous air pollutants include carbon monoxide, asbestos, lead, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Conventional household cleaners and personal care products also bring down your home’s indoor air quality.
Vacuum, Mop, and Dust
Vacuuming, mopping, and dusting regularly leads to better indoor air quality. Vacuum and dust at least weekly, and mop floors every other week. Use non-chemical-based cleaners; otherwise, you’re bringing down the air quality.
Your heating system plays a key role in removing air pollutants. Help it do its job by scheduling preventative maintenance before winter strikes. The technician will clean the interior of your heater and will change the air filter. Follow up by changing the filter yourself every few months.
Valley Mechanical LLC in Blue Springs, MO, performs preventative maintenance on heaters. This service will keep your heater running reliably year after year.
Ventilate When Possible
Ventilate your home by opening doors and windows on sunny, warm days. Even a little outdoor air will improve your indoor air quality. Just remember to close the windows once it starts getting cold outside.
Use an Air Purifier
You can buy portable air purifiers or have a whole house purifier installed in your ductwork. These remove harmful toxins that pass through them, like chemicals and mold. They’re also good at removing odors.
Valley Mechanical LLC repairs, installs, and maintains heaters and air conditioners. Our other services include indoor air quality solutions like duct sealing, humidity control, and air purification. To learn more about how we can help you, please call our office today.