3 EPA-Recommended Strategies to Increase Air Quality

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Using Three EPA Recommended Strategies

Dec 15, 2011

Indoor air quality is sometimes more polluted than the outdoor air. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends three strategies be put into place in your home to improve your indoor air quality and prevent symptoms associated with allergies, asthma and respiratory illness from occurring.

  • Address the potential problems that your home may be having. If you know asbestos is present in your home, make sure you have a professional remove or seal it properly to reduce exposure. Gas stoves can sometimes release emissions into your home and can be set according to minimizing this from happening. Carpets can release chemicals into your air because of the products they are treated with. If this is a concern you can switch to natural hardwood or bamboo floors. Switching to organic cleaning products can reduce those emissions as well.
  • Ventilate your home for at least 30 minutes each day to remove stale air. The best time to do this is in the evenings when pollution and pollen levels are at their lowest levels.
  • Consider installing a whole-house air purification unit as part of your furnace to reduce the number of particles in your indoor air. A variety of models are available, including HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter technology to remove even the smallest particles from your air or electronically charged collection plates that remove the need for purchasing replacement filters.

Contact Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning for more information on improving your indoor air quality. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you with routine maintenance of your HVAC system as well as installation of an air-purification unit.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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