You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even understand how important it is, but Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. wants to make sure you realize what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. It might be hard to believe, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.
Here are a few steps you can take to help control the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer homes are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from the home.
- Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are seeking additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:
If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and review your home. Give us a call at 703-260-1148 to schedule an appointment.