Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most important — yet often overlooked — aspects of our homes and HVAC systems that can have a huge impact on our lives. Constantly being forced to breathe less than adequate air while indoors can lead to several negative consequences, from worsened allergies to serious respiratory issues.
When you’re in search of Oklahoma City IAQ solutions and want nothing less than the best, then the team here at Hill & Company is ready to provide what you need to ensure that every breath you take at home is as clean as possible.
Indoor air quality refers to the amount of suspended particulates present in the air of any given indoor space. Air that is free of particulates is good, air that is polluted is bad.
Combating poor indoor air quality is all about tackling it at the source.
Here at Hill & Company, we’re all about providing our clients with both the services and information needed for access to the cleanest indoor air possible.
To help simplify things, here’s a list of some of the biggest contributors to negative indoor air quality.
Neglected air ducts are one of the leading contributors to poor indoor air quality. We recommend that air ducts be professionally cleaned at least once every 2-3 years to account for the problematic build-up of dirt and debris.
Failing to do so can greatly lower your IAQ by allowing particulates to be picked up by your system’s airflow and carried into your home.
You should replace your home’s air filters at least once every 90 days to ensure proper filtration and optimal system function. While it may seem like a hassle, being diligent about your filter replacements is one the easiest ways to make a drastic difference to your home’s overall air quality.
Additionally, if someone in your home is suffering from asthma or respiratory issues, going the extra mile and replacing your filters as often as once a month can sometimes mean all the difference for someone with a compromised respiratory system.
Another major cause of indoor air pollution is the gases produced during home cooking. During the normal cooking process, it’s not uncommon for the following pollutants to be released into the air:
If you’re going to cook at home, your kitchen must be properly ventilated with regular access to fresh air. Ideally, your kitchen should have access to a proper overhead ventilation system.
Another easy way the average homeowner can positively impact their indoor air quality is by being diligent about their cleaning routine. It might seem cumbersome, but vacuuming and dusting once a week — along with airing out curtains and laundering linens — can go a long way in helping you maintain good indoor air quality.
Unfortunately, our furry friends are a serious contributor to indoor allergens and respiratory issues. Anyone who has owned a dog or cat knows how fur has a nearly magical way of finding its way everywhere — including the air you breathe!
The best way to keep pet dander in check is by brushing regularly, preferably in an outdoor, well-ventilated area.
If you want the peace of mind that comes with professional-grade air purification, then don’t hesitate to contact the pros at Hill & Company today! We’re proud to recommend the Trane CleanEffects® Whole Home Air Cleaner to keep your home’s air clean year-round.
Our qualified professionals are capable of carrying out some of the best air quality filtration system installations around and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure that your home is the one place you can breathe easy.
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