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Indoor air quality is as simple as it sounds! It’s the quality of your air in a structured place, for example your home or office. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person spends 90% of their time indoors. The quality of the air inside your home or workplace can affect your health, comfort and could be damaging your HVAC unit. Depending on what kind of condition your indoor air is in, it could be worse for you than outdoor pollution.

It’s extremely important that you are doing everything you can to make sure that your indoor air quality is not harmful and your home is getting proper ventilation. Poor indoor air quality can cause huge health concerns and cost you more money in the long run. Without proper maintenance on your HVAC unit, your indoor air quality can become worse and eventually hurt your unit. If you want cleaner, healthier indoor air, we can help supply and install the latest air filtration systems, air decontaminating UV lamps, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers.

We also wanted to provide you with some DIY tips to help improve your indoor air quality!

DIY Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality:

      • Air Filters: Changing your air filters is one of the best ways to keep the air in your home healthy. Make reminders for yourself every month to change your air filters or, if you have re-usable filters, to clean them. Not only does changing your air filters help improve your indoor air quality, but it will also help you save on your next bill!
      • Dust and Vacuum: Normal household tasks, like dusting and vacuuming, can help improve your indoor air quality greatly. Try dusting with a wet rag instead of a feather duster to make sure that the dust doesn’t spread or just fly back up in the air! Another tip while you’re vacuuming is to set your thermostat fan setting on, so that you’ll vacuum up the dust from any dusty air filters instead of sending it back into your home!
      • Air Filtering Plants: Did you know that some plants actually help filter the air in your home? A few plants that could help improve your indoor air quality are English Ivy, Bamboo Palm, and Gerber Daisies!

Need more tips or have more questions about what you can do to make sure the air you and your family are breathing is as healthy as possible? Give us a call – we’re here to help!

2 Responses to “What is “Indoor Air Quality” & Why Is It Important?”

  1. Alex Lane

    Thanks for addressing this. I just bought my first house and thought that as long as I don’t smell gas, then everything was fine. It sounds like keeping the air conditioning unit and the house clean are some basic steps to take. Do I need to have someone test the air quality?

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  2. Jake White

    My wife and I are trying to improve the quality of our air inside our home. This is a great article, and I liked these tips. I can’t even remember the last time I changed the air filter so I will have to get on top of that. Thanks for sharing!

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