Poor indoor air quality can cause a wide array of health issues for most individuals. It might result in dry and irritated sinuses, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, and other allergy symptoms. Homes with certain pollutants are more prone to contaminated indoor air than others, but you can, fortunately, choose to improve your overall air quality. With just a few simple services, you can replace that stale and bothersome air with a cleaner version that is far better for your overall health.
Are you ready to start breathing in cleaner air and start improving your indoor air quality? Here are a few of the services you should look into first.
Air Duct Cleaning
All of the air that is pumped into your home through the HVAC system must run through your ductwork. Everyday pollutants like pet dander, dust, and smoke can begin to accumulate in this area of your home. Cleaning your air ducts can help to get rid of those pesky pollutants that have built up in your home over the years. This service aims to eliminate the amount of dust, mold spores, and other items that pass through your home when the air conditioner kicks on.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
When you have your air conditioner professionally maintained, you are making a wise investment in the air quality of your home. A qualified technician will be able to remove any dirt and debris in the machine that could be contributing to your poor air quality. They will also make it a point to change your air filter. Changing the air filter is one of the biggest and simplest things that you can do in order to improve your indoor air quality. This allows your air conditioner to filter through all those unwanted particles much more easily.
Install Exhaust Fans
Some areas of the home are more prone to pollutants than others. Consider installing more exhaust fans in your home if you have a hobby that involves a great deal of chemical fumes. Increasing the ventilation in your home can make a major difference in your indoor air quality. A few well-placed exhaust fans can whisk away troublesome odors and fumes quickly, replacing them with fresh outdoor air.
Install a Whole-House Dehumidifier
Humidity can be a breeding ground for certain types of bacteria. If you live in an area that is prone to high humidity levels, you may want to consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier. This can pull the moisture out of the air, making it less likely for bacteria to breed. As an added bonus, it often makes your house feel significantly cooler in the summertime without making any need to lower your thermostat.
With just a few of these simple steps, you could make great progress toward improving your indoor air quality. This can reduce the bothersome symptoms you often experience and improve your quality of life. Be sure to contact Provincial Heating and Cooling for all your maintenance and professional air duct cleaning services!