Indoor Air Quality & Your Health
Let’s face it. We spend the majority of our time indoors and it is incredibly important that we understand the quality of the air we are breathing. Poor indoor air quality can cause fatigue symptoms, headaches, dry throats and noses, increased allergens, asthma and more. It can cause total discomfort right inside your own home.
Your indoor air quality is controlled by several factors-
- Poor air circulation
- Temperature control
- Construction, inside or nearby
- Second-hand smoke
- Proper furnace and fire ventilation systems
- Clogged or obscured intake vents
- Dirty air filters
Indoor air quality factors can be controlled and improved. HVAC systems are designed to improve the quality and comfort of your indoor air. Not all HVAC systems are designed alike. The older your system is, the more likely it is to directly impact your air quality. Routine maintenance on your HVAC unit can ensure that everything is working properly and keeping your indoor air at a high-quality level.
Changing your air filter on a regular basis will keep large amounts of dust particles from distributing in the air. Change your air filter at least every 30-60 days. A clogged filter not only wastes energy but does significant damage to your indoor air quality. No one wants to be inhaling large quantities of unnecessary debris.
Regulating the temperatures in your home will also affect your indoor air quality. If your house is consistently too warm, it encourages a high humidity rate. High humidity is the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
Cleaning your ducts and checking for any blockages will keep your air circulation working at full capacity. Never place objects in front of intake vents and clean them regularly. In order for your HVAC to provide you with the best quality air possible, it needs your help. Allowing proper circulations of all intake and outtake vents is crucial.
Indoor air quality is best controlled by taking action in your home. If you feel that your indoor air quality is being compromised, Triple T’s EPA certified technicians can help. A healthy atmosphere is possible and can easily be achieved. Triple T offers humidifiers, air cleaners, air purifiers, and air duct cleaning. Take action today to protect the quality of the air you breathe. We are always here to help and value the quality of your indoor air. Learn more about Triple T and schedule your indoor air quality inspection here.