What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. wants to ensure you realize what could potentially be affecting 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. This might sound odd, 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 control 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 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 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 wanting to hear about additional ways to improve your indoor air quality, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia offers a wide assortment 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 evaluate your home. Give us a call at 803-796-9172 to schedule an appointment.

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