At New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we talk a lot about bad indoor air quality and how to fix it. Oftentimes, the best way to do so is to understand why it happens in the first place. Below, our experts take a look at what causes poor indoor air quality in your home—and suggest ways for you to improve it. Give us a call at 262-784-8889 for more help.
What Causes Indoor Air Quality Issues?
Unfortunately, there can be many different sources of indoor pollution. Everything from the steam coming off your home cooking to chemicals in your household cleaners can release airborne contaminants that, without proper ventilation, circulate through your home.
Common culprits of poor indoor air quality include:
- Cooking and cleaning products
- New floors and carpets
- Pet hair
- Excess moisture
- Pesticides from the outdoors
- Outdoor allergens such as pollen
The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
If indoor pollution gets bad enough, it can cause not only serious comfort problems for you and your family but also health problems.
Symptoms can include:
- Common colds
- Respiratory illnesses
What You Can Do to Keep Yourself Healthy
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
Your filter goes a long way in helping capture airborne contaminants flowing through your home. By changing it every one to three months—or every six to 12 months, if you have a high-efficiency filter—you can ensure less pollution.
Install an Air Purifier
Purifiers are like air filters, but they work on a much larger scale. Installed as part of your heating and cooling systems, these units not only capture airborne contaminants but actually eliminate them. This helps produce cleaner air for you and your family.
Control Moisture With a Dehumidifier
If your home suffers from too much moisture, know that a dehumidifier can help you. It removes excess humidity, helping reduce the growth of mold and other bacteria. Or, if your air is too dry, consider a humidifier to not only restore moisture but also help reduce the spread of airborne viruses.
Trust New Berlin Heating
If you’re unsure where to start in your quest for better home air quality, start at New Berlin Heating. Our certified experts can help you determine what you need for a healthier home. All you need to do is call us at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.