Indiana’s Biggest Threats to Indoor Air Quality

According to recent allergy reports, the pollen counts are high in Goshen, Indiana. That means allergy sufferers across the area are sneezing, coughing and trying to find a way to ease symptoms. But while pollen is certainly common at this of the year, it isn’t the only threat to indoor air quality. Here are three other threats and how to eliminate them:

A Dirty HVAC Air Filter

The purpose of your HVAC system’s air filter is to prevent harmful particles from circulating in your home. A clean air filter does a great job of removing most threats to your indoor air quality. But when it becomes dirty and clogs, it does the opposite. That’s why it’s important to check and change your air filter every 30 to 90 days. To remove even the tiniest of particles, consider investing in an air purifier. Doing so will make the air you breathe at home even cleaner.

Excess Moisture in the Home

As the temperatures in Goshen continue to increase, so will the humidity levels. Excess moisture in your home can cause numerous health problems and property damage stemming from microbial growth. That’s why maintaining a healthy humidity level between 40 and 60 percent is so important. Make sure you’re always using the exhaust fans in your bathrooms and kitchen. Also, consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier. It’ll help you maintain healthy humidity.

Household Cleaning Products

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from some solids and liquids. They include a variety of chemicals that can have short- and long-therm health effects. Many household cleaning products can release volatile organic compounds while you’re using them. They can also even release them when they’re stored.

Are you worried about your home’s indoor air quality? Contact Rex’s Heating and Cooling at 574-538-2022 to schedule an air quality test. We can help you find the right solutions to clean your air and keep it fresh.

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