Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) makes for a more comfortable and healthy home. By neglecting your indoor air quality, you run the risk of developing long-term health problems. What’s more – a lack of air quality can affect your home’s interior, like walls and furniture. In this blog post, we’ll discuss easy ways to improve the overall health of your home’s indoor air quality.

Mold and bacteria within homes can cause serious health problems for many individuals. For that reason, it’s important to keep your home clean and free of allergens like these. It may be easy for you to keep your floors and carpets clean, but many homeowners neglect the air handling unit itself. Your HVAC is the system that keeps the air circulating, bringing fresh air inside your home.  If your heating and air system are not clean and efficient, it can degrade your indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for HVAC Systems

Mold, bacteria, and dirt can be a drain on your HVAC’s efficiency too.  Keeping a clean, well-running HVAC is imperative for the health of your home, as well as your pocketbook. An inefficient system may cause property damage or shorten the life of your unit, which can be very expensive. But, there are a few ways your air handling unit can benefit the air quality in your home.

Salt Air offers many IAQ HVAC solutions for your home or business. Our technicians are happy to customize a system specifically for your needs. Systems like these are paramount to air quality in medium to large-size homes and businesses. Filtration solutions have been developed to reduce all airborne pathogens and dirt to the highest degree. We install patented technology that is efficient enough to save you and your business time and money in HVAC repair and maintenance.

Ultraviolet Air Disinfection Equipment

Our IAQ systems get to the root of the problem with germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light. There is no need for harsh chemicals, which are not recommended for improving air quality. With the installation of UV lamps within your air system, we are able to prevent bio-growth, provide allergy relief, optimize the efficiency of your HVAC system, and disinfect the airstream itself. These benefits often eliminate the need for routine coil cleaning as well, since it prevents bio-contamination from occurring. Ultraviolet light also helps during cold and flu season.

Other ways we can help improve your home’s air quality

  • Check for leaky connections in your air duct system.
  • Consider installing an air purification system.
  • Clean your duct system and air handling unit.

Salt Air is dedicated to improving the quality of the air in your home. Air quality extends beyond comfort alone – and having great air quality can extend and improve your overall quality of life. To read more about Salt Air’s take on air quality and how we can help you, check out our Air Quality page.

Here are some things you can do on your own to continue to improve the air quality in your home.

Be Mindful of Air Fresheners

Yes, we know. The fresh smell of Pinesol in their air may hint that your home is tidy and clean; however, me mindful of air fresheners and wall plugins. Many of these sweet smelling scents carry harmful chemicals that may impact the health of your home and its inhabitants. Read the label carefully and opt for scents that come from more natural ingredients.

Change Your Air Filter, Often

Most households are neglectful about changing their air filter. They might believe that once or twice a year is “good enough.” Air filters vary by brand, but it’s advised that most homes should change their air filters once every month or two in order to maintain the absolute highest air quality.

Keep Your Floors and Carpets Clean

A lot of air pollutants are trapped in rugs and carpets. Depending on your rug’s pile, it may be more susceptible to trapping dust, mites, and dirty – all through which air quality suffers from. You may either get your rugs professionally cleaned or vacuum them yourself. We suggest using a vacuum that has a highly-rated HEPA filter in order to successfully trap pathogens and other pollutants.

Contact us for a consultation on ways you can improve the air quality within your home or business. (910) 777-3539