It’s important to have good indoor air quality in your home. Afterall, this is the air you breathe. It’s the air your children -- and even your pets -- inhale. Having quality air is even more important for allergy and asthma sufferers. To improve your home’s air, call Air Now. We’ve provided quality services to the Sarasota, FL area since 1946.
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Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
You don’t want to risk your family’s health with poor indoor air quality. To improve your home’s air, follow these tips:
- Clean your air ducts: Having professionals clean the ducts can remove mold, bacteria, dust and other debris.
- Change your air filters: Changing your HVAC system’s air filters about every three months can reduce irritants like mold, pollen and bacteria from entering your home.
- Install an air purifier: These systems can remove pollutants from the air like smoke, mold, pet dander and even viruses.
- Use a dehumidifier: Reducing the level of humidity in your home can help lower the amount of indoor pollutants, such as mold and mildew.
- Clean frequently: Vacuuming and cleaning your home regularly can help remove the larger particles -- and dust -- from your home.
What Can Lead to Poor Indoor Air Quality
One way to avoid poor indoor air quality is to be aware of what causes it. Some potential causes can include:
- Dust mites
- Poor ventilation
- Mold and mildew
- Chemicals from cleaning products
- Chemicals from paint
- Building materials
- High temperatures
- High levels of humidity
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Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
Your home’s air is what you and your family breathe when you’re in the house and while you sleep. Having poor indoor air can put your whole household at risk for illnesses and breathing complications. Some health issues poor air quality can cause can include:
- Itchy or irritated eyes
- Burning nose
- Respiratory issues
- Flu-like symptoms
- Heart disease
If your family is experiencing health issues you suspect are related to your home’s air quality you should seek medical attention and have your air quality tested by a professional.