What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

May 25, 2018

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but American HVAC Inc wants to make sure you realize what could potentially be impacting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. You might not believe this, 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 adjust the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to enhance the air quality is to truly eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens on a regular basis.
  • 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 homes are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical 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 seeking additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, American HVAC Inc in San Jose offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 408-215-1018 to book an appointment.