The team at Sterling Services wants you to know the importance of the air quality in your home. You should know that the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside your home. It is a vast statistic given how much focus you hear about outdoor air pollution. Our team hopes this article will bring awareness to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues that most people are not aware of.
Air pollution in your home will vary, and it will vary a lot. A wide array of risk factors can affect IAQ, and which ones are relevant can change from state to state. If you know the risks, you can probably estimate how they will affect your home. If you want some peace of mind, we are only a phone call away. That way, you know what you are dealing with.
The Value of Fresh Air
Breathing clean air inside your home is critical for good health for you and your family. You spend a huge amount of time in your home, and there could be gases, chemicals, and other pollutants in the air. These types of contaminants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies, and even fatigue. Serious pollutants can cause certain kinds of cancers and other long-term health conditions.
Common indoor air pollutants can include:
- Secondhand smoke
- Pollen and allergen pollutants
- Combustion pollutants
What Can You Do?
Indoor air quality can be improved in your home. There are a few simple things you can do to help your home:
- Change filters regularly- changing the filter in your HVAC system at least once a month.
- Keep Floors Clean- This could be sweeping your floor, mopping, or using the vacuum cleaner regularly. Keeping the dust and allergens cleaned up helps with air quality.
- Keep It Out- Use mats at the entrances to your home to cut down on dirt and debris being brought into your home.
- No Smoking- Do not smoke or allow others to smoke in your home
How Air Quality Services Can Help
Here at Sterling Services, we can help improve the indoor air quality of your home. You should schedule regular maintenance on your heating and cooling unit. It would be best to have this done twice a year, typically in fall and spring.
We can also change the type of air filters that you are using. Some are better at collecting dust and allergens, and you may need a particular brand for this.
If needed we can also have some duct-mounted air purifiers or duct-mounted humidifiers, depending on the need for your home.
Due to some newer homes’ ultra-tight construction, it may be necessary for you to get an air exchange unit. This is where the indoor air is exchanged for fresh air outside the home.
At Sterling Services, we treat our customers the way we want to be treated. We are licensed, insured, and bonded. You can trust our trained technicians to work for you. We serve clients in Meza, Arizona, and surrounding areas. Give us a call today if you are concerned about your home’s air quality.