How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality This Spring

Your home contains air pollutants from various sources. Unfortunately, this poor air quality can negatively affect your health. Springtime in Thomasville, GA, brings even more contaminants indoors. However, you can protect your health by having an HVAC professional conduct an in-home air quality test.

Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants on Health

Allergens can be especially aggravating for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Volatile organic compounds used in today’s building materials and furniture fabric can be extremely harmful and cause severe headaches. Therefore, it’s necessary to assure the health of you and your family by controlling your indoor air pollutants.

Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants

Indoor pollutants are a part of everyone’s home. If you have pets, your home is especially prone to dander and other unwelcome air particles. During the spring, pollen and other contaminants can float into your home through open doors and windows. Excessive moisture in your home can lead to biological contaminants and pathogens in the air. Balancing the humidity between 40 and 60 percent with a dehumidifier and humidifier helps. Taking care of high levels of other pollutants in your home can be simple and doesn’t need to be costly.

Steps Homeowners Can Take to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Here are some things you can do:

  • Wash bedding often.
  • Minimize dust/dirt tracking on shoes.
  • Direct exhausts outdoors.
  • Ventilate home.
  • Smoke outdoors.
  • Minimize humidity.
  • Avoid harsh, solvent-based or strongly-fragranced cleansers.
  • Use an air purifier.
  • Change air filters often.
  • Have air ducts cleaned regularly.
  • Get your indoor air tested.

How an HVAC Company Can Help

Finally, an in-home air quality test can tell you how safe your home’s air is and what the main pollutants are in your house. Home air quality tests are part of what Waller Heating & Air Conditioning can do for you. Call us today for more information. We’re here to help you breathe easier inside your home.

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