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Keep Your Home Cleaner & Fresher with Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Keep Your Home Clean & Fresh with Indoor Air Quality Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire globe. More and more people are working from home and staying inside to avoid exposure to this virus, and more homeowners are evaluating the cleanliness and safety of their space. One of the biggest factors to a home’s feeling of freshness is your indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality (or IAQ) describes the quality of your home’s air and when left unchecked, can be 2-5 times more heavily polluted than the outdoors. At Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we understand how unnerving it can be to feel unclean in your own home, which is why our trained professionals are sharing what causes poor indoor air quality and 4 ways you can improve it today!

Airborne Contaminants Cause Health Issues

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) there are numerous health effects associated with poor indoor air quality. Some are simply inconvenient, like increased sneezing, while others are incredibly serious, like respiratory disease and cancer.

It is common to see an increase in asthma symptoms and eyes, nose, and throat irritation when your air quality dips, with children and the elderly being particularly susceptible.

Types of airborne pollutions include:

  • Pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and other asthma triggers
  • Mold
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Smoke
  • Radon
  • Bacteria and viruses

These unseen contaminants can enter and stay in your home through a variety of sources, including household cleaners, heating and cooking appliances, insecticides, building materials, and outdoor pollutants.

4 Ways to Improve Air Quality at Home

Now that it is clear how harmful contaminants can be, it is time to learn what you can do about it.

4 improvements you can make to your indoor air quality:

  1. Keep your humidity in check: The EPA states your space should maintain a humidity level of 30-50%. Unfortunately, North Carolina is known for its high humidity, which means homeowners have to work hard to maintain this ideal. If you notice a high level of humidity indoors, think about installing a whole-home dehumidifier and increasing ventilation, which leads us to…
  2. Increase ventilation: Regular circulation of your home’s air does more than mitigate your humidity. In fact, Harvard University has conducted a study that shows even a small amount of ventilation can diminish the transmission of influenza, while the ALA says the more stagnant the air, the more likely it is for diseases to spread. Consider adding a heat recovery ventilator to your system.
  3. Install an air purification system: Many new models of air purification systems can be easily installed inside or outside your ductwork. At Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we install the most innovative purification system on the market, the iWave-R. Not only is this system quick to install, but is also self-cleaning—meaning it requires no maintenance. All while reducing contaminants like bacteria, viruses and allergens, and minimizing foul odors in your home.
  4. Maintain your heating and cooling systems: It might be surprising to hear, but if your HVAC system isn’t cleaned and maintained regularly, you are circulating contaminants throughout your home. Dirt and debris can build up in your filters and coils and a professional HVAC technician can evaluate these components and thoroughly clean them to create a cleaner, fresher space.

Do you live in Fayetteville or surrounding areas and want to improve your indoor air? Our team at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help. Our technicians will evaluate your space, offer honest recommendations, and install indoor air solutions, including the iWave-R, in a flash. Call us today at (910) 933-2338 or contact us online.