Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
The average home has bad indoor air quality, according to the EPA. With people spending so much time in their homes because of the pandemic, they’re more exposed than ever to pollutants. There are thankfully many ways to improve the air quality in your home.
Clean Your Floors
You should vacuum carpets and mop floors at least once a week. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to ensure what is sucked up doesn’t get blown out in the exhaust. Vacuum high traffic areas several times to remove as much as possible.
Mold and dust mites thrive in moisture. You should keep humidity between 30-50% in your home to control these air pollutants. Depending on where you live, you need either a humidifier or dehumidifier. Other ways to reduce humidity include not over-watering plants and fixing any leaky plumbing.
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning in Dayton, OH, can help improve your indoor air quality. We install Carrier bypass humidifiers, which use your furnace blower to bring moisture into your home. This can introduce up to 18 gallons of water vapor per day to your home.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that is produced by burning fossil fuels. It is produced by gas furnaces, gas water heaters, gas appliances, and other sources. You should have anything that uses natural gas serviced once a year to prevent problems.
You shouldn’t buy any product with fragrances as they emit chemicals into your home’s air. This includes laundry detergents, candles, fabric softeners, air fresheners, deodorants, hair sprays, furniture polish, and more. Buy only fragrance-free or naturally scented products.
Open windows so your home gets fresh air. Whenever there’s a nice day, keep windows open so toxic chemicals don’t build up.
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning repairs and replaces heaters and air conditioners. We also offer a maintenance service. Our company also does plumbing repair, water heater repair and installation, and light commercial. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.