It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that breathing in polluted air is a serious health hazard. However, it may surprise you to know that many homes suffer from chronically poor indoor air quality. In fact, you could be suffering ill effects without ever realizing your home’s air is at fault. Here are three important steps you can take to ensure the air in your home is fresh, clean and healthy.
Remove Pollutant Sources
One of the best ways to address indoor pollution is to attack it at its sources. Cleaning, dusting and vacuuming your home regularly can help cut down on dust, dust mites and dander. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter for even more air-cleaning power. Dust mite covers for your bedding can also help. Additionally, keeping your home’s humidity below about 50 percent can cut down on mold, dust mites and other biological pollutants.
Install an Air Cleaner
Your HVAC system’s filters should help to clean the air that passes through them, but sometimes that isn’t enough. When you have air quality problems, there’s no more effective solution than a quality air cleaner. At Bencraft Mechanical Services, Inc., we recommend the Trane CleanEffects system for maximum performance. It uses advanced technologies to deliver eight times greater filtration than even high-efficiency HEPA filters. As a winner of the Trane Pacesetter award, we’re strong believers in the value, performance and quality of Trane products.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
The air quality inside your home could be up to several times worse than the surrounding air outside. It’s likely to be even worse with inadequate ventilation, which leads to stagnant air and allows pollutants to concentrate. Improving the ventilation in your home flushes out stale, particulate-laden air and replaces it with fresh air from outdoors. The expert service techs at Bencraft Mechanical Services, Inc. can evaluate your home and determine whether ventilation improvements are needed.
Clean and pollutant-free air is an essential part of any healthy, comfortable home. If you’ve got air quality issues, the experienced service techs at Bencraft Mechanical Services, Inc. can help you breathe easier.