Clean air is one of the foremost concerns of governments, companies, and individuals. However, few people understand that poor air quality is a serious problem inside the home. In most cases, the air is far more polluted indoors than outside. This is exacerbated by the fact that people spend around 90 percent of their time indoors. However, there are ways to combat this problem head-on. If you want to maintain healthy air quality in your Sarasota, Florida, home throughout the year, follow a few of these simple tips.

Set the Ideal Humidity Level

Temperature is often regarded as the most crucial aspect of comfort in the home, but humidity plays an equally significant role. When relative humidity is higher than 50 percent, your home becomes a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other viruses. When it’s below 30 percent, it causes an array of health problems. You might experience a sore throat or even nosebleeds. The easiest way to maintain the ideal humid level during the cold months is with a whole-home humidifier. A whole-home option manages humidity levels in every room. Portable units effectively maintain optimal humidity in one small area.

Replace Your Filter

One often overlooked aspect of indoor air quality is the air filter. Throughout the year, the filter is responsible for removing harmful particulates, dust, and allergens from the indoor air. To keep your air cleaner and fresher, remember to check the filter at least every 30 days and replace it accordingly.

Schedule an Indoor Air Quality Test

Sometimes, indoor air quality may be hard to tackle, especially if you live in an older home. If you’ve never scheduled an indoor air quality evaluation, it’s time for that indoor air quality test. During our test, we’ll take samples of the air to evaluate its contents to determine if you could benefit from air cleaning services and products. This inspection will also include an assessment of your HVAC equipment.

Improve the air quality in your home and improve your health and HVAC performance. You will also see a reduction in your energy bills. If you’re ready to install a humidifier or get an air quality test, don’t hesitate to call Custom Air & Plumbing at 888-856-4507 today.