What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Central Air Inc wants to be sure you understand what could potentially be influencing 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 inside. It might be hard to believe, 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 take to help manage the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to enhance the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean a minimum of one day a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, specifically 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 wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also advises keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are seeking additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, Central Air Inc in Portland Metro offers a wide assortment of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment online.