To Improve Indoor Air Quality, Focus on These 3 Factors

To Improve Indoor Air Quality, Focus on These 3 Factors

Mar 26, 2013

Indoor air quality is important for your health and well-being, so why do we so often overlook how to improve it? If we live in a modern home, and we don’t see or smell anything, we might assume that the air we’re breathing is okay. However, the key is often to get your HVAC system checked out by an expert first. Make sure that you focus on these three factors to ensure an improvement in your indoor air quality:

  • Control problems at the source – If you eliminate an individual source of pollution, the air quality of your whole house will improve. Making sure your gas stove is not leaking emissions is just one example of where pollution can come from.
  • Improve ventilation – Increasing the amount of air coming in from outside will dilute any indoor air pollutants present. However, too much ventilation can increase your heating or A/C costs. It’s important to get the balance right, and professionals can help with that.
  • Consider an air cleaner – These are particularly useful for reducing particulate pollutants, including dust and pollen. A small tabletop air cleaner will often have little impact on your overall air quality, while a well maintained whole-house system can have a very beneficial effect.

When thinking about how to improve your indoor air quality, it’s important to learn about the topic so that you can make the right decisions.

Indoor air quality is an important factor that can have an impact on the long-term health of your whole family. Contact the experts at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions for further information or to schedule an appointment. We’ve been serving the Orlando area since 1969.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas 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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