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Small Things That Harm Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is the unsung hero of the HVAC world. Many of our customers focus solely on the temperature of their homes and don’t recall the importance of keeping the air in their homes healthy and comfortable. There are quite a few ways you can inadvertently harm your indoor air quality and we want to help put an end to them! Here are some simple things you could be doing that could harm your indoor air quality.

Understanding Pollutants

There are so many things that can act as pollutants in your home. Cigarette smoke can linger in your ducts until they are professionally cleaned, but even something as seemingly insignificant as cleaning products can be air pollutants. The important thing to remember is that no matter what your habits are, there is one line of defense you can rely on to improve your indoor air quality—your air filter.

You can give your air filters a boost by changing them out every month. It’s important to never let your air filters go more than three months without being changed.

Humidity

Managing home humidity is another often overlooked aspect of indoor air quality. It’s recommended that you keep your indoor humidity levels between 35% and 45% as much as possible. Lower than that and the air can dry out your skin and even depress your immune system enough to make you more susceptible to allergy symptoms. If the humidity is higher than that you are risking mold growth. Mold spores are some of the worst pollutants out there, so make sure your home is not so humid that mold can grow.

You can increase home humidity with simple activities like cooking, showering, or letting clothes air dry on a rack. If you need to lower humidity, you can buy a dehumidifier or add ventilation in the form of a fan.

There are so many aspects of indoor air quality that are important to keep in mind. Simple things like vacuuming regularly and changing your air filters can go a long way to making your home more inviting and comfortable.

Our Hilton Head-based HVAC pros can help you with all your HVAC needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Call us today at (843) 508-9779 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your appointment today!