What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even understand how important it is, but O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning wants to ensure you understand 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 allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. It might be hard to believe, 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 increase the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially 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 wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave 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 wanting to hear about additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 610-257-7035 to book an appointment.

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