If your home feels humid and has a moldy odor, then poor indoor air quality is the problem. When you continuously breathe in these pollutants derived from chemicals used in your home and the dust particles floating around, it can hazardous to your health. However, you can remove these pollutants through effective ventilation.
The following are ways you can improve the indoor air quality in your home:
- Opening the windows. Allow fresh air to enter home when humidity levels and temperature permit. Be aware of outdoor allergens during the spring and fall seasons.
- Decrease the use of harsh cleaners with strong fragrances.
- Have an air-filtering plant which filters carbon dioxide.
- Regularly cleaning your home, at least once a week, reduces allergens and irritants. If you have carpet, you can use a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum cleaner with disposable bags. Dust with a damp cloth as opposed to a feather duster.
- Maintain humidity at 50%. You may use a dehumidifier to control moisture. You could also open the window when cooking or taking a shower/bath.
- Have your AC cleaned. If your air conditioning unit is cleaned, it will only contribute to the problem by adding more contaminated air in your home.
For any questions or concerns about the indoor air quality in your home, ask our Fredericksburg, TX air conditioning experts at 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating. Contact us and schedule an appointment for a service today.