Even though the weather in Sarasota, Florida is generally nice year-round, whether it’s work, school, or home, we can easily end up spending the majority of our time indoors. If we are not careful, however, this can be bad for our health. As indoor air has been found to be even more polluted than outdoor air, for the sake of our health and well-being we have to be vigilant and proactively manage our indoor air quality.
Managing Indoor Air Quality
Keep ducts clean. Dirty ductwork can really damage air quality in your home. Thoroughly cleaning your supply ducts, air handler, and grilles on a regular basis will help to reduce the potential for buildup and improve indoor air quality. It will also help to prolong the life of your AC system.
Identify in-house pollutants. Essential items in your home such as stoves and cleaning products, emit fumes or contain a variety of chemicals that release toxins into the air. Regular servicing of appliances and reducing the amount of cleaners used can lead to a real decrease in immune triggers in the air.
Open up your home. More outdoor air coming into your home can help boost indoor air quality. This can be achieved with better ventilation. Straightforward options include opening windows and doors. Localized use of fans in traditionally warmer rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms, can also help. For a more comprehensive effect you could consider installing a whole-house ventilation system, which can also offer energy efficiency benefits.
Filter out the pollutants. Devices called air filters or air cleaners operate by effectively trapping pollutants and reducing the amount of dust reaching the coils of your AC system. Small portable tabletop cleaners are cheaper but are limited in terms of effectiveness. Whole-house systems are more advanced and work better in terms of being able to improve indoor air quality.
We hope these suggestions will help improve the indoor air quality in your home and would encourage you to consult our experts to discuss any concerns. Custom Air & Plumbing, Inc. has been providing reliable and efficient service to the Sarasota and Manatee counties for more than 20 years. Contact us today and find out more from our friendly and qualified technicians.