Are your weekly chores enough to keep away allergens and pathogens? Does your home have poor indoor air quality? It's important to recognize if your home's indoor air quality could improve.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, many homes don't meet indoor air quality standards. They're often filled with pollutants that cause allergens and pathogens. These germs come from everyday products. A huge culprit is smoke from the stovetop, oven, or lit candles.
Another big cause is mold and mildew, radon, and cleaning supply fumes. Even "harmless" aerosols like hairspray and cologne/perfume, as well as hair from pets and people, affect indoor air quality.
At Warner Service, we understand that indoor air quality is an underrated concern. That's why we explain how to improve the indoor air quality in your home by keeping it free of pollutants.
Why Is Poor Indoor Air a Concern?
When your home doesn't meet indoor air quality standards, your family is at a risk of developing certain health conditions. These health conditions range from coughing and sneezing to asthma to lung cancer. Your family may also start to notice certain symptoms including lingering headaches, throat irritation, fatigue, allergies, and even trouble concentrating.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Fortunately, you can improve the indoor air quality of your home with ease. The key is to ensure that your home is properly ventilated. Here are a few ways that you can ventilate your home:
Open the windows. Opening the windows allows the natural air to circulate throughout your home and filter the allergens and pathogens.
Opt for mechanical ventilation. HVAC systems work to continuously remove polluted indoor air. They also work to distribute filtered outdoor air throughout your home. Well-maintained HVAC systems are a great way to supply your home with clean air.
For more information about home ventilation, check out Warner Service's How Does Home Ventilation Work? You can also read more about the importance of ventilation by downloading our Guide to Home Ventilation.
Improve the indoor air quality of your home by scheduling an appointment with a certified Warner Service HVAC technician. Our HVAC professionals can help to ensure that your home is filled with clean and healthy air — not allergens and pathogens.