How clean is the air inside your home that you’re breathing in every day? Typically, the air inside a building is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA. While you may think your home is the safest and most comfortable place on Earth, it could actually be polluted with harmful gases, chemicals, and particles you're unaware of, and it might be affecting you more than you realize.
Poor indoor air quality can have negative effects on your performance at work or school and your overall health. The average person inhales over 3,000 gallons of air every single day! It’s easy to be exposed to indoor pollutants, especially during the winter when your house is tightly sealed. This makes it all the more important to be proactive and make sure your home is a safe place for you and your family to spend time. If any health hazards are lurking in your home, address them as soon as possible so your health and home don’t suffer the consequences.
The filters in your air conditioner, furnace, and dehumidifier should be changed regularly. If they aren’t, dirty air will contaminate your home and prevent your system from running properly. Failing to keep filters clean may reduce your system's usable lifespan, and you may end up having to replace it prematurely (which is a huge waste of money).
An air purifier can greatly increase the quality of the air in your home, reducing allergens such as mold spores, pet dander, and dust mites and removing smelly odors and airborne germs. Some purifiers can also remove smoke, static electricity, and VOCs from the air, making your home not only more comfortable but also safer.
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that can strike without warning. Make sure you have a dependable carbon monoxide detector in your home. Change the batteries a couple times per year to make sure they are always charged and working properly.
How often your ducts require cleaning will depend on the level of pollutants inside your home. Those who have pets, smoke, or have recently renovated generally need their duct cleaned more frequently. Contact a professional, qualified service technician to thoroughly clean all heating and cooling components of your forced air system. If the job isn’t done properly, particles that are left behind can get blown back into and re-contaminate your entire system!
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Ames!
If you live in or near Ames, Iowa, and you need to improve your indoor air quality, Cyclone Contracting can help! We offer a variety of air purification products and services:
- Air filters
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Air duct cleaning
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
- Air purifiers from Air Oasis