The Air Quality in Your Home

Air Quality in Your Home

Ventilation DustIf you think your home’s indoor air quality is pretty good, this list might make you think again– indoor air can be over five times more polluted than even the worst air outdoors! Air doesn’t move freely indoors the way it does outside, and it’s free to pick up all kinds of indoor pollutants, including dust and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). Don’t take the chance that you and your family might be breathing in harmful pollutants. McQuerry’s 24 Hour Heating & Air can help keep your home’s air fresh and breathable.

How to Improve Your Air

Regular air duct cleanings are the first steps to improving air quality. Even a small home can have a lot of ductwork hidden in places where it isn’t easy to keep clean. Professional HVAC companies have the tools and knowledge needed to keep these ducts clean and dust-free, and air conditioning services like St. Louis air conditioner company can keep AC units running at peak efficiency.

DIY Tips for Better Air Quality

Aside from scheduling regular HVAC maintenance, there are a few other things you can do to help maintain your air quality between visits:

  • Have a humidifier installed- Excessively dry air isn’t healthy air. A humidifier can help keep your lungs and sinuses happy by ensuring that the air in your home doesn’t dry out, especially during very hot or cold weather.
  • Burn beeswax candles- Unlike regular paraffin wax, beeswax helps purify the air. It releases negative ions (without creating ozone, like some electric ionizers do), and is a great alternative to chemical-laden air fresheners.
  • Keep houseplants- Houseplants help absorb harmful pollutants, release oxygen, and trap dust. Look for varieties that don’t produce flowers to avoid pollen.
  • Use low- or no-VOC products- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Buy cleaners, paints, and other products that don’t release VOCs, and you’ll drastically cut down on indoor pollution.

Don’t subject your family to dirty air. Call McQuerry’s 24 Hour Heating & Air at 636-225-0087 to clean and maintain your HVAC system.