What exactly impacts indoor air quality?05/25/2018You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning wants to be sure you realize what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home. When you are spending a lot of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. It might be hard to believe, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors. Here are a few steps you can do to help control the indoor air quality in your home. Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to improve the air quality is to truly eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens regularly. Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, specifically for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors. Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer homes are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s critical to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from the home. Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. If you are seeking additional ways to enhance your indoor air quality, Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including: Humidifiers Dehumidifiers Germicidal Lights Ventilation Filtration Air Purification If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 509-397-3622 or arrange an appointment online.