You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating wants to ensure you realize what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can permit dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. 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 do to help control the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to enhance the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day 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 homes are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s important to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from 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 seeking additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella 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 641-628-3621 to arrange an appointment.