Do you want healthier, more comfortable air in your home?
Did you know that the air you breathe inside your home might be significantly more polluted than the air outdoors? It’s true! We spend the majority of our time indoors, inhaling air filled with dust mites, mold, pet dander, gases, bacteria, and other potentially harmful contaminants.
When you consider that more than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies and another 26 million suffer from asthma, it’s clear that improving indoor air quality — or “IAQ” — is a crucial aspect of home maintenance. In fact, modern indoor air quality technology can even help to filter out germs that cause and spread respiratory illnesses.
Let Hutchinson help you create a healthier and comfortable living environment. Contact us to learn more about our indoor air quality services!
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Inadequate HVAC maintenance can be a big contributor to indoor air pollution. If you neglect to change the filter on your heater & air conditioner or clean your air ducts, your air is likely filled with excess dust and debris that continues to circulate throughout the home.
Here are some other common causes of poor IAQ:
- Fuel-burning appliances, such as a gas range or clothes dryer
- Chemicals in cleaning products
- Construction materials, such as flooring, carpet or wood furniture and fixtures
- Paint fumes
- Use of tobacco products in the home
- Excess humidity
- Mold and mildew growth
- Pet dander
Scheduling routine maintenance for your HVAC system can go a long way toward reducing the amount of pollution in your indoor air, but there’s more you can do. Hutchinson provides air filtration, UV treatment, temperature control, and duct cleaning services in South Jersey, Delaware, and the entire Philadelphia area.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When you visualize air pollution the first image that comes to mind probably isn’t your home, however the air in your home can be dirtier than the air outside. Worse yet, many of the causes of poor indoor air quality are colorless and odorless so there is very little to warn you of the issues.
Hutchinson offers many solutions for a healthier and more comfortable home however there are a few things you can do today in order to improve your home’s indoor air quality:
- Keep humidity levels below 50 percent to help prevent mold growth
- Use a HEPA-filtered vacuum
- Replace air filters at least twice a year and consider high-efficiency particulate air filters
- Clean air ducts every three to five years
- Buy a house plant ( such as a fern, lily, or palm)
- Wipe surfaces weekly with a damp cloth
- Use kitchen vent when cooking
- Try salt lamps or beeswax candles
If you think your family’s health and comfort is being compromised by subpar indoor air quality, use your next breath to speak to a member of the Hutchinson team about our indoor air quality solutions. We can be reached by phone or our contact form on the website.