Indoor air quality depends on a lot of factors. It is determined by your environment and the activities that take place in your home. For instance, the candles you use, the cleaning solutions you spray, and the heating systems you have installed can all affect your air quality.
Some common airborne compromisers include:
Fibers from fabrics and rugs
Volatile organic compounds
To eliminate these elements from your home’s environment, you must take an all-around approach. Apart from limiting your use of chemically-based, fragrant cleaning products, switching to paraben-free candles will help reduce indoor toxins. Additionally, it is imperative you have your HVAC system assessed and cleaned regularly. All of your air travels through your heating and cooling networks; so, when was the last time you had them professionally maintained? Here’s what you need to do:
Clean Your Ducts
Air ducts often gather a lot of dust, as it is constantly interacting with outdoor air. Air ducts should be regularly cleaned and undergo yearly maintenance.
Invest In a New HVAC System
How old is your current HVAC system? If your system is around 15 years old, it may be time for a replacement. Malfunctioning HVAC systems are typically those that have reached the end of their lifespan. If your system is not working properly, it cannot clean your air as it should.
Get an Air Purifier and Filter
Installing air purification systems will prove most effective in ridding your home of volatile organic compounds and other indoor toxins. These systems have the power to eliminate even the smallest pathogens. Installing an air purification system will prove beneficial to you and your family’s overall health.
Improve your indoor air quality with Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical! Simply contact us at (717) 207-9952 and you will be on your way towards a healthier living environment.