Improve Your Home’s Air Quality with These Maintenance Tips
The COVID-19 pandemic is finally slowing to a halt across much of the U.S. It’s been a long 15 months, but many of us are starting to get back to some semblance of normalcy. The pandemic taught us a lot about our health. Whether you were fortunate enough to evade infection or know someone that got sick, the past year made everyone realize how precious our health can be. Dust, bacteria, allergens, and other airborne particles often make it harder to breathe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that poor air quality is one of the biggest threats to public health.
After a year of wearing masks and washing our hands non-stop, use these tips to make sure you and your loved ones are breathing clean air every single day.
- Check Air Quality
Air quality tends to change on a dime across much of the country. Pollution, smog, and other toxins can easily blow in one minute and blow away the next. Use the Air Now website to check current air quality levels in your neighborhood. The agency will rate the quality of the air based on sensitivity to those with respiratory conditions.
If you think you’re safer inside your home than out, think again. Studies show 87% of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors.
Watch out for wet or damp areas that can spread mold. Regular activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and remodeling, can cause air pollution. Millions of homeowners took on new projects at home during the pandemic. Dust and other debris may be floating around without your knowledge. Use an indoor air quality monitor to see how your home stacks up to the outdoors.
- Call a Professional to Test Air Quality
Contact an air quality expert to inspect your home. They will test the air throughout your home to make sure it is safe to breathe. This is essential if someone with respiratory issues or immune deficiencies is living or staying in your home.
Having poor air quality doesn’t mean your home is dirty. Even a clean home can have lots of bacteria floating around in the air. Experts say that around 30% of newly constructed and remodeled homes have indoor air quality problems. The issue usually has to do with your home’s HVAC system. It may need a new filter or thorough cleaning. The technician will clean the inside and outside of your unit to make sure you and your loved ones can stay comfortable without putting your health at risk.
- Install an Air Cleaning System
Your system should do more than just change the temperature; it should remove harmful toxins and particles from the air. The technician can install an air cleaning system to improve the overall quality. They can also add the IWave air purifier to your HVAC system for more air pollution control. It uses special needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) technology to eliminate potential hazards. It can get rid of up to 99.98% of all airborne allergens, including those that can cause COVID-19.
Don’t take a chance with your health post-COVID-19. Use these tips to keep your loved ones safe and healthy all year long. Contact the professionals at A-1 Guaranteed to schedule your consultation today!