31 Oct

Indoor Weather Means That Air Quality Matters More Than Ever

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We live in a different world than ever before. In the past, people spent a great deal of time outdoors and reaped the benefits. Now, we spend most of our time indoors and must be aware that air quality matters more than ever, especially in the coming fall and winter months when doors and windows are shut tight against the cold. There are many ways to improve indoor air quality, whether you use air conditioning, heating or both. Many people advocate the use of various house plants to improve the air, and although this is helpful, it is only one small step. According to the EPA there are three basic strategies to improve air quality:

Source Control

Most people have heard the term: HVAC. It means Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The most basic way to ensure good air quality is regular HVAC repair and maintenance. When you invest in routineair conditioner or heating maintenance, which can includeregular furnace repair and maintenance, this can manage the prime source of good indoor air quality. Controlling common indoor pollutants can help avoid your risk of health concerns.

Improved Ventilation

Additionally, improving ventilation can also improve indoor air quality. By having a professional clean the vents and evaluate venting and air returns, you can reduce indoor air pollutants.

Air Cleaners

Air purifiers can be installed into the HVAC system at your home or office, which can help improve air quality even further by removing contaminants like dust, pollen, other allergens and smoke from air. By using a three-part strategy, you can help ensure the quality of your indoor air. If you’re concerned about air quality in your home or office, call Robert B. Payne, Inc. for professional AC repair, heating services and maintenance.