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How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

January 29, 2014

How to Improve Air Quality in Your HomePoor indoor air quality can exacerbate asthma and allergies and expose you to indoor pollutants that aren’t good for your health. It may seem unavoidable—after all, dust and allergens can easily be carried in from the outside, impacting the air in your home. But there are ways to improve air quality and purify the air around you. Keep reading to learn how!

Ventilation

The first thing you should do to improve air quality in your home is make sure the building is properly ventilated. By installing a home ventilation system, you can constantly fill your home with fresh air—and you can still keep your air conditioner or heat system in place. You also have the option to include a filtration system with your ventilation system to keep contaminants out as fresh air comes in.

If you already have a ventilation system in place, but it isn’t functioning as it should, a ventilation system repair or replacement may be necessary.

Air Duct Cleaning

It’s easy for dust and pollen to infiltrate your ducts, making regular cleaning a necessity. Air duct cleaning prevents these pollutants from building up so your family isn’t breathing them in and helps your heating and cooling systems operate properly. Not only will it work to improve air quality in your home, but it will also help you stay comfortable and control the temperature as you see fit!

If you or anyone in your family suffers from health problems like asthma or allergies, air duct cleaning is even more crucial to maintaining a safe and healthy environment—and it should be performed regularly.

What You Can Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

While air duct cleaning or ventilation system installation may require professional help, there are certain steps you can take on your own to improve indoor air quality in your home. No matter how small, each of these steps can make a difference towards eliminating health hazards related to airborne pollutants:

  • Do not allow smoking indoors
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector
  • Test for radon
  • Fix any leaks in your basement or crawlspace
  • Clean your floors to prevent excess dust
  • Install a dehumidifier

These are just some tips to help you improve indoor air quality in your home. Generally, they involve controlling humidity levels and excess moisture to prevent mold growth and monitoring your space for signs of harmful toxins.

Do You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Have you noticed excess moisture, musty smells, mold growth, or malfunctioning HVAC systems in your house? Any of these issues can indicate a problem with poor air quality and can be caused by a variety of issues from radon and asbestos to tobacco smoke and a number of other problems. Regardless of the nature of your issues, they must be dealt with immediately—your health relies on it!

We can help you improve indoor air quality in your home by installing or repairing ventilation systems, cleaning air ducts, or replacing your HVAC system’s air handler to leave you with clean, fresh air. Don’t wait! Call us today to schedule indoor air quality services in the Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area so you can live comfortably and safely once more.

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