Tips : Improve Indoor Air Quality
In the past, there was a lot of focus on the air pollution outside. While this focus continues, more of us are growing concerned about the quality of air inside our homes. Hazards such as formaldehyde, fire-retardants, lead, radon, and cleaning chemicals build up in our homes and offices and sometimes build up to dangerous levels. Even your pet carries allergens that affect the air quality. At McQuerry’s 24-Hour Heating, we would like to help you learn how to improve indoor air quality.
1. Keep the Floors Clean
Choose a vacuum with a HEPA filter and use it two or more times a week. Wash or replace the filter regularly. Mopping with hot water can catch the dust that vacuums leave behind. If you normally mop with a cleanser, provide an extra rinse after you’ve finished. Finally, place large mats at your doors to trap the pollution that gets tracked in on shoes.
2. De-Humidify Your Home
If you don’t already have a dehumidifier and air conditioner, allow us to install one. You can also open windows when you cook, do laundry, or shower. Maintain your plumbing to avoid leaks that promote mold. As you learn how to improve indoor air quality, research ways to keep humidity levels between 30% and 50%.
3. Reduce the Levels of Cigarette Smoke
Secondhand cigarette smoke carries more than 4,000 harmful chemicals. These can lead to serious infections, asthma, and other health problems. If you can’t take your smoking outside, try to find ways to reduce the amount of cigarette smoke in the home.
4. Have Your Indoor Air Quality Tested
Our professionals take samples of St. Louis, MO air quality in your home to identify the main pollutants putting you at risk. We test for:
- Carbon monoxide and dioxide
McQuerry’s 24-Hour Heating will also provide other tips on how to improve indoor air quality so that you and your family can breathe easily. Contact us today for an indoor air quality assessment at 636-225-0087.