Keeping your family healthy is one of your top priorities. That’s why it’s so important to think about the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home. After all, poor IAQ can undermine the health and comfort of your family and pets. Thankfully, working towards better IAQ doesn’t have to be painful.
Indoor Air Quality Improvement 101
When it comes to improving indoor air quality, there are a few tried-and-true methods used in many homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. Ventilation systems, which work in tandem with heating and cooling units, improve the flow of clean, healthy air through a building. Air purification and filtration systems can be used to remove harmful pollutants from the air.
Balancing humidity levels is also important. Keeping humidity between 30 and 50 percent helps discourage dust mites and mold. A humidifier or dehumidifier can be used to control humidity levels in your home.
Improving IAQ with the Power of Light
In some cases, improving IAQ is as simple as going for light. Researchers at the University of Tulsa discovered that adding UV lights to air handling units in an office building significantly reduced the presence of mold. UV lights provide a cost-effective means of improving IAQ and protecting your HVAC system.
Easy, Everyday Steps to Improve IAQ
Working with a professional HVAC technician to improve IAQ in your home is important, but you can also take basic steps to make the air in your home healthier. Be sure to
- schedule regular air conditioning service appointments,
- eliminate cleaning products with harsh chemicals and
- choose houseplants known to promote good IAQ.
If you’re ready to explore air quality improvement options for your home, learn more about Ray’s Indoor Air Quality Solutions or call us at 847-637-5287. From air purification systems to humidifiers to comprehensive HVAC service, we help homeowners throughout Schaumberg solve their IAQ problems.