Summer is in full swing, and thanks to the latest heat wave you’re probably spending a little more time in your air conditioned home. Your home should be the safest place in the world for your family, but did you know that indoor pollution can pose unexpected health risks? Fortunately, there is action you can take to improve your indoor air quality and provide a safer living environment in your New Hampshire home.
Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Use these helpful tips to decrease the amount of chemicals, toxins, allergens, and other airborne pollutants that become trapped inside your home! For further assistance, please contact Patriot Heating & Cooling to speak to an expert.
Filters in heating and cooling equipment should be cleaned or replaced regularly, because all air that passes through them is filtered of allergens and other particles. A dirty filter will clean air less efficiently and put more strain on your HVAC system. If you haven’t scheduled your annual tune-up yet, now’s the perfect time to book your appointment.
Improve Outdoor Ventilation
When it’s not too hot, open your windows or use screen doors to increase air flow throughout your home. Just make sure your A/C is switched off, so you aren’t wasting energy! During the colder months, homeowners should make a conscious effort to bring in fresh outdoor air to combat indoor pollution. You can utilize bathroom and kitchen fans often to remove contaminants from respective rooms.
Control Chemical Sources
For prolonged air health, you should aim to control the intake of the particles that contaminate your air. An easy step is to put thick doormats at each entrance to your home: the mats will catch chemicals that would otherwise be tracked in by shoes or paws. In addition, the EPA advises that sources like gas stoves be adjusted to decrease emissions.
Contact Us for Assistance
If you have any questions or would like further steps to clean the air in your home, please reach out to Patriot today. One of our dedicated customer service representatives will be pleased to assist you and promote healthier indoor air in your home.