If you’re like most people, you assume your indoor air quality is better than the air quality outside. With all of our climate control, it makes sense that the air quality would be controlled as well. This isn’t necessarily the case. But never fear! There are two easy steps you can take to get cleaner air in your home:
#1 Moisture Control
There are many things that contribute to poor indoor air quality, but the number one culprit is mold. How do we control mold? By controlling moisture. Warm, humid environments are the ideal home for mold and mildew to take hold and colonize, spreading throughout areas of your home and causing a potentially toxic situation.
When you control moisture you can prevent mold. Using a dehumidifier can help keep the relative humidity in your home below 60%, which can help reduce the chances of toxic mold taking hold.
#2 Clean Air Filters
Your air filter is one of the ways to keep your indoor air clean. Your air filter captures dirt, dust, and other pollutants that get pulled in through the air return in your HVAC system. This not only protects your system from the dirt, but it also helps to protect your indoor air by preventing recirculation of those pollutants.
Changing the air filter on your air conditioning system regularly can help reduce the toxins and improve your indoor air quality.
There are many ways to make your home more comfortable and safer. For other ways you can improve your indoor air quality, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.