Causes and Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution in the Home
Worried about the quality of your indoor air at home? Reducing indoor air pollution is as simple as cleaning regularly and staying on top of your HVAC system’s routine maintenance.
Are you coughing, sneezing, or wheezing?
Allergies and even illness can be stressed by impurities in the indoor air at home. You could benefit from these smart solutions to reduce indoor air pollution. Stay cozy at home with Comfort Made Easy.
Take these steps to improve indoor air quality:
One of the first things that most homeowners overlook is how lack of regular maintenance can so quickly turn into a nightmare. To avoid excessive repairs or an expensive replacement air conditioning and/or heating unit, always keep up with routine maintenance and inspections. Some air conditioning units cannot work at optimal capacity without clearing dust and debris from the ducts and filters. In addition, you can catch issues early and extend the life of your HVAC unit.
It’s surprising how quickly your HVAC system can get dirty. When your air conditioner or furnace is running constantly, it can get bogged down from build-up in just a few months. It’s recommended that you clean your air conditioning or heating unit filters once every four to six weeks (or every other month) to avoid indoor air pollution and impurities.
If you have pets, you might want to schedule to do your routine cleans more often. Conducting a routine clean on air conditioning and heating filters, as well as ducts will prevent any unwanted dust, dirt, and mold from escaping into the air.
A problem that’s nearly invisible to spot is substandard ventilation system. This issue not only makes your HVAC system overwork due to lack of air circulation, it may hint at an even bigger problem lurking beneath the surface. Blocked air ducts, holes, or gaps in your ventilation system could allow unwanted debris, dust, and moisture to buildup within your HVAC unit causing indoor air pollution.
A huge issue with living in Florida is dealing with all the moisture. The Tampa Bay area is a humid and rainy place, which is a threat to the quality of your indoor air. Why? Because moisture leads to more mold, odors, and respiratory issues caused by lack of indoor air quality. If you want to improve these issues, then you need to maintain proper moisture levels. An expert HVAC professional can help you with ventilation issues.
Use Natural Cleaners
Sometimes the things we clean our homes with end up being the source of indoor air pollution. Did you know plenty of grocery stores (such as Whole Foods) carry “green” cleaning supplies and ban a number of chemicals from household cleaning products? That’s because common household cleaners contain chemicals and toxins that are proven to be harmful to humans.
Add Indoor Plants
Indoor plants are a breath of fresh air — literally. Fresh oxygen can be supplied to your home by incorporating household plants. Not only this, but many house plants even filter the air. Plants such as aloe vera, ficus, gerbera daisy, peace lily, snake and spider plant all have air filtration properties that rid your indoor air of chemicals such as formaldehyde, alcohol, benzene, smog, trichloroethylene, and other carcinogens from the air.
Need a routine clean or air conditioning maintenance in the Tampa Bay area?
Then contact Easy A/C, and we’ll send out a trusty technician to check your HVAC system. Call us now for Comfort made Easy.