You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. wants to make sure you understand what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.
When you are spending a lot of time in your home you can permit 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 implement to help control the indoor air quality in your home.
- Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
- Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
- Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings 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 advises keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
If you are wanting to hear about additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia offers a variety 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 803-265-4208 to arrange an appointment.