Why should you be concerned with air quality in New Jersey?
Poor indoor air quality is one of the leading reasons why people suffer from allergies and other ailments. Almost 90 percent of your life is spent inside the home, so the air quality in your home should be of vital concern to you and your family. This might come as a surprise to you but the truth is indoor air pollution can be more hazardous to your health than that of the air outdoors. If you think you caught that cold you have right now from your co-workers or someone you shared a subway car with, you might be wrong, you may have gotten sick at home.
How can I tell if the air quality in my home is getting worse?
The signs you need to look for are recurring health symptoms that are attached to common ailments; symptoms like sneezing, dizziness, allergies, flu-like symptoms, just an overall feeling of being unhealthy on a regular basis. If you are somehow suffering from these symptoms often then there might be a problem in the air in your home.
What causes the air quality in your home to go down?
There are several things that can affect the air quality in the home, like pets whose hair and dander float in the air, cigarette smoke, dust mites, and a poorly maintained air conditioning system, all of these could be responsible in lowering the indoor air quality in your home.
How can you help improve the quality of air in your home?
One of the best and simplest ways to improve air quality is the removal of most of the sources of pollutants in your home. If it is not that cold and not too hot, open the windows so that air can freely circulate inside your home, flushing out the pollutants and other unhealthy things floating around in the air.
One of the best ways to reduce dust in your home and improve the overall Indoor Air Quality is to have your ducts cleaned. A thorough duct and system cleaning will remove the dust, debris, paperclips, toys, pet hair and whatever else has gotten into thesystem. A thorough duct and system cleaning will increase indoor air quality, increase air flow of the air handling system, making your heating and cooling equipment more efficient and longer lasting.
Another good way to improve air quality is to have an HVAC contractor periodically check and do maintenance work in the air conditioning system in your house. If your air conditioner is serviced regularly it will be able to run more efficiently, thus it not only improves the air in the home it will be energy saving as well. You should also ask your HVAC contractor if they can install an air filtration system along with the air conditioning.
Air Doctors Inc’s sister company is Oceanside Service, Inc. Together between preventative maintenance on your HVAC system and the cleaning of your air ducts you can dramatically improve the air inside your home!