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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services wants to make sure you understand 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 permit 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 implement 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 actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. 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 leave 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 increase your indoor air quality, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville 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 assess your home. Give us a call at (616) 669-3961 to arrange an appointment.