Improving Your Indoor Air Quality at Home
Your Indoor Air Quality
Just like it is important to disinfect and sanitize your eating areas, wash your dishes, clean your clothes, it is also just as important to ensure the air your breathe is as clean as it can be. The indoor air quality of our homes can be just as contaminated with toxins, including dust mites, pollen, mold and other unwanted air pollutants, as the air outdoors. And because indoor air quality is now one of the EPA’s top five environmental risks to public health, it’s more important than ever before to ensure the air we breathe indoors and outdoors is safe and healthy. Here, we’ll take a look at how you can improve your indoor air quality!
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
There are plenty of ways to improve indoor air quality. Remember, determining what’s right for you and your family is important as not everyone’s home has the same needs. Allergies, asthma, and other health conditions can call for an increased level of air purification. Here’s some quick tips to get you thinking about your air quality:
- Increased ventilation – Opening up the windows is a great first step in improving the air quality of your home. It’s important to get the air in our homes circulating. During the winter, we often keep all of our windows closed for months on end. This means that we have to find ways to introduce fresh air into the home while keeping our home warm. A cost effective way of improving your air quality? Consider opening up your windows for a couple of minutes a few times a week. Though this may drop the temperature of your home by a few degrees momentarily, the benefit of adding some fresh air to your home will do wonders for your air quality. A more energy efficient way to get fresh air into the home is to install a whole-home air ventilator. Ventilators work with your HVAC system and can save energy by retaining the heat of stale air before it is moved out of the house.
- Air cleaning – Whether it’s common air pollutants, seasonal allergies or dander from our furry friends, air cleaners can dramatically improve the quality of the air in our homes. American Standard’s air cleaners feature filters that are up to 15 times more effective than a standard throw away filter. Plus, because air cleaners work with your HVAC system and not just in one particular room, you can be sure that the air you breathe upstairs is the same as the air you breathe downstairs.
- Upgrade old appliances – Sometimes the appliances we use can significantly alter the quality of air in our homes. Be sure you’re using energy-efficient appliances and means of heat so that you’re not breathing in unwanted pollutants. Upgrading means you’ll be helping to save the environment and monthly energy costs!
Upgrading Your Equipment
American Standard has a variety of air quality add-on components and products, including air cleaners and air purifiers to help you keep your home cool, comfortable and clean. As your trusted American Standard Customer Care dealers, we can help you keep the air you breathe clean as well as keep everyone in your family comfortable with ways to improve indoor air quality.
Interesting in receiving a quote to install or improve your air quality equipment? Good news, 217, Inc. offers FREE quotes for equipment installation and replacement! Call or text us today at (217)281-1650 or book your appointment conveniently online at 217inc.com.
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