Signs suggesting your home has poor indoor air quality
To identify whether your symptoms are caused by seasonal or indoor allergies, keep track of when they worsen, whether it's more frequently at home or when you go for a walk. If they get worse when you're indoors, the quality of the air inside may be to fault.
Improving your Indoor Air Quality
Take steps to help improve your air quality and reduce your IAQ-related health risks at little or no cost by:
Controlling the sources of pollution: Usually the most effective way to improve indoor air is to eliminate individual sources or reduce their emissions.
Ventilating: Increasing the amount of fresh air brought indoors helps reduce pollutants inside. When weather permits, open windows and doors, or run an air conditioner with the vent control open. Bathroom and kitchen fans that exhaust to the outdoors also increase ventilation and help remove pollutants. Always ventilate and follow manufacturers' instructions when you use products or appliances that may release pollutants into the indoor air.
Changing filters regularly: Central heaters and air conditioners have filters to trap dust and other pollutants in the air. Make sure to change or clean the filters regularly, following the instructions on the package.
Adjusting humidity: The humidity inside can affect the concentrations of some indoor air pollutants. For example, high humidity keeps the air moist and increases the likelihood of mold.
Whole Home Air Purification
Outdoor air is typically cleaner than inside air, because to the UV radiation produced by lightning and thunderstorms. Unless you have an appropriate system in place, harmful substances and air pollutants can contaminate your indoor air. These factors are harmful to your health and well-being and include: Cleaning Supplies, Spray-on Disinfectants, Adhesives, Deodorizers, Paint, Household toxins.
A UV light system would instantly eliminate dangerous airborne germs, viruses, and microorganisms from your indoor air. UV lights are the ideal complement to a well-kept home or office setting as a practical substitute for a cleaner and healthier household.
The duct sytem is the collection of tubes that distributes the heated or cooled air to the various rooms of your house or business.
At Air 4 Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating we do recommend the cleaning of your duct systems because of many reasons including: low flow of air, smokers in the house, pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander, water contamination or damage to the home or to the air condition and heating system, residents with allergies and asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants, after home renovations or remodeling and prior to occupancy of a new home.
Also, if you don’t remember ever having your duct system cleaned or if you haven’t within the past 3 years, it’s probably time.