What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning wants to make sure you realize what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending quite a bit of time in your home you can allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. This might sound odd, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can do to help control the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s important to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are wanting to hear about additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are qualified to come out and evaluate your home. Give us a call at 913-432-3342 or arrange an appointment online.

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