Indoor air quality refers to the air quality in your home or office, especially as it relates to your health and comfortability.
While some people may think that the air outside is the only thing that can cause allergies, they would be wrong. Indoor air quality can also have a tremendous effect on your health. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says we spend about 90% of our time indoors and attributes poor indoor air quality as a cause for common coughs, sneezes, and colds, which can sometimes lead to allergic or asthmatic reactions. In order to improve the indoor air quality of your Austin home or business, you must perform the required maintenance on your air conditioning and heating unit. It is also beneficial to install an indoor air quality device such as a REME HALO® In-Duct Air Purifier with a Merv 15 filter. Here at Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. we specialize in installing indoor air quality systems.
How to Maintain Indoor Air Quality
Change your air filters as soon as they get dirty.
This not only improves the indoor air quality, but it also prevents damage to your air conditioning and heating unit.
Don’t smoke in your home.
Cigarettes contain several harmful chemicals that can linger in your home causing breathing difficulty. Regular AC filters are not made to filter these small particles, so often then end up sticking to your wall causing discoloration and an odor.
Keep your house clean.
Keeping your home clean & well dusted will prevent the spread of these allergens throughout your home.
Fix water leaks in your home.
Dripping, or standing water can develop into unwanted growths that are bad for your health.
Disinfect bathroom and kitchen surfaces.
Keeping clean and tidy bathrooms and kitchen will help to prevent unwanted growths and foul odors.
Open windows to allow fresh air exchange when weather permits.
Allowing the air to flow through your house will help to increase airflow and clean out any lingering dust or allergens. The best way to do this is to have both your back and front door open at the same time, allowing the fresh air to pass through your home or business.
Install a Guardian Air Purifier or REME HALO in your home.
These air purifiers kill 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses in your home. They are approved by the EPA and are commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes, government buildings & more and more commonly, residential homes.
Upgrade air filtration system and ensure all air ducts are sealed.
Utilizing an air filtration system will give you peace of mind that the air you’re breathing is fresh and clean. Ensuring your air ducts are sealed will prevent outside dust from getting in & allow for better airflow in your home or business.
Get in touch with Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. today to learn more about our indoor air quality systems at (512) 736-0145.