For many, the new year is about setting resolutions that lead to healthier lifestyles and we think that’s great as long as you’re looking at the whole picture. While diet and exercise are commonly prioritized, we often overlook the quality of the air we breathe indoors. Indoor air quality plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, affecting respiratory health and overall comfort. In this article, we’ll identify five ways homeowners can achieve better indoor air quality and promote a healthier and more comfortable living environment for their families for the year ahead.
5 ways to homeowners can improve their home’s indoor air quality
- Control the humidity level
Maintaining optimal humidity levels is essential for preventing mold growth and dust mites. Use dehumidifiers in damp areas like basements to control excess moisture. Ensure that your home is well-ventilated, especially in spaces prone to humidity buildup. By managing humidity levels, you not only create a more comfortable living environment but also reduce the risk of respiratory issues associated with mold and dust mites.
- Clean your home regularly
Dust and allergens can accumulate over time, leading to poor indoor air quality. Make it a habit to dust surfaces and vacuum carpets regularly. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to trap fine particles, preventing them from being released back into the air. Pay special attention to areas where dust tends to accumulate, such as vents, curtains, and corners. By maintaining a clean-living space, you can reduce the presence of allergens and improve the air overall.
- Install a programmable thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat not only helps you save on energy costs, but also contributes to better indoor air quality. Set your thermostat to maintain consistent temperatures and avoid unnecessary HVAC cycling, which can stir up dust and allergens. Additionally, program your thermostat to adjust temperature settings when you’re away, optimizing energy efficiency and improving air quality by reducing the workload on your HVAC system.
- Maintain your HVAC system
Start the year by scheduling an HVAC maintenance appointment (if you haven’t already done so). Regular servicing ensures that your system operates efficiently, preventing issues that can lead to poor air circulating in your home. A well-maintained HVAC system filters out contaminants, such as dust and mold, and promotes proper airflow. Changing air filters regularly will also help your system provide cleaner air throughout your home.
Contact the indoor air quality experts at Polar Bear Services
If you’re concerned about the quality of the air your family breathes, contact Polar Bear Services for help! In addition to providing HVAC services in the Greater Birmingham Metro, Huntsville, and Central Alabama, we also specialize in improving indoor air quality.
In fact, we have many options when it comes to improving air quality and we’ll work diligently to identify and resolve air contamination. Our indoor air quality services include, but are not limited to:
- Duct Cleaning
- HVAC maintenance
- UV lights for mold
- Installation of Hepa filters
- And more!
Reach out today to find out how our locally owned and family-operated company can help!S