How to Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes poor indoor air quality among the top health risks for Americans? Residential air quality is a serious concern, as is breathing conditions in our schools and workplaces. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that the air in their houses actually has a higher concentration of pollutants than outdoor air. So, what can you do about it?
Getting Rid of Dust
Dust is among the biggest challenges residents face. There’s a never-ending source of it from human skin and pet dander. Furthermore, dust actually collects pollutants as it forms and rereleases those impurities into your home over time. A deep dusting of your house and vacuuming of your carpets at least once a week is essential, and more frequent dusting and vacuuming are great. A HEPA filter for your vacuum can help too. An air purifier in any rooms that are particularly problematic can also be useful.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning has been providing a full range of heating and air conditioning services to homeowners in Martinsburg for more than 25 years. We can’t emphasize enough just how important a clean and well-maintained HVAC system is to ensure fresh air. Change your air filters regularly and have your ducts professionally cleaned every few years or so.
Excess moisture leads to mold spores. Spores can be present long before you smell or see the mold, and they can seriously degrade your indoor air quality. A home dehumidifier can be a big help in this regard. It’s also essential to making your air conditioning system run more efficiently to prevent mold spores from growing and spreading.
Your Local Experts
At Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning, we do everything from seasonal tune-ups to system replacements and new installations. You can even call us to perform an energy audit of your entire home in Martinsburg, WV, at no cost and without obligation. Our team can assess your indoor air quality too. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.