What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

May 25, 2018

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc wants to be sure you realize what could potentially be impacting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air inside. This might sound odd, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can take to help adjust the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to enhance the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens on a regular basis.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are looking for additional ways to improve your indoor air quality, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to schedule an appointment.