Indoor air quality, sometimes referred to as IAQ, is the measure of the quality of the air inside your home. Outside pollutants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and allergens can all impact your IAQ negatively, but with the right measures and assistance from a good HVAC contractor, you can improve and maintain the quality of the air you breathe with ease.
1. Air Cleaners: Air cleaners and purifiers actively remove pollutants from the air inside your home. They work differently than filtration alone, offering a more robust solution to improving indoor air quality.
2. Filtration: All HVAC systems utilize air filters to catch dust, debris, and a measure of pollutants. These filters are often available in several types, from standard to high-efficiency as well as allergen-specific. Contact your HVAC contractor for advice on which type of filter is best for your home and system.
3. Humidifiers: Air conditioners are exceptionally effective at removing humidity from air. While it is important to keep humidity levels regulated, when levels dip too low, respiratory systems become irritated. Use a humidifier to maintain a comfortable level of moisture in the air.
4. Ventilation: Introducing outside air into your home is necessary in order to preserve a fresh and clean atmosphere. You can open your doors and windows now and then to allow your house to breathe. Speak with your HVAC contractor about other ventilation options that will not impact your energy efficiency.
5. Routine Maintenance: Having an HVAC contractor perform the appropriate maintenance on your system is one of the best things you can do for your overall IAQ. Inspections, repairs, and cleanings can all keep your equipment running as it should.
Blue Dot Services of Maryland can help you improve your IAQ with our comprehensive HVAC services. Contact us at (410) 698-6465 to learn more about what our services can do for you and your home today.