Find out how you can assess your home’s indoor air quality. Call Air Boca today at (561) 750-1625 to stay cool and safe inside your home this summer.
You’ve probably heard the timeless phrase, “It’s what inside that counts the most”, but did you ever relate it to the quality of air found inside your home? In fact, in 2014, The Environmental Protection Agency released a report stating that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air. Here at Air Boca, we recognize that one of the prime concerns of homeowners is to ensure a healthy indoor environment that is safe for both family members and themselves. Poor air quality can negatively impact the health of those who breathe in the surrounding air- make sure you know how to assess the air quality of your own home!
Five Ways to Assess the Air Quality of Your Home
1.) Check Your Ventilation System
Inspect your vent for signs of bacterial growth, which will most commonly take the form of mold and mildew. These types of bacteria can grow on vents that are not properly installed or have not been changed recently. Air conditioning units can internally trap moisture which leads to the growth of these harmful bacteria. Not changing your vents every 30-90 days can lead to a decrease in healthy air quality. Check here for when you should be changing your vents based on your indoor living space.
2.) Consider Recent Health Symptoms
Frequent exposure to poor indoor air quality can lead to contracting illness and infection. Have you or your family members recently experienced symptoms of congestion, headaches, skin dryness, or shortness of breath? These are some of the leading symptoms that result from overexposure to poor air quality. This can be an indicator of an air conditioning unit in need of repairs.
3.) Monitor Indoor Temperature & Humidity
Living in Florida, with increasingly warm temperatures, it can be tempting to increase the air conditioning by significantly lowering the temperature. However, during the summer months, the air conditioning should not reach below 78°F to preserve healthy air flow throughout the home.
4.) Observe The Spaces of Your Home
With significant physical changes to an area comes the potential threat of bringing in unwanted dust and chemical particles into your home, which can negatively affect the indoor air quality. Any physical changes to the home including construction both inside and outside the home, painting, carpet installation, or frequent opening of doors and windows can lead to the circulation of unwanted contaminants.
5.) Call a Professional
Let the experts at Air Boca help you with determining if an air conditioning installation or replacement could help improve your home’s indoor air quality. We are available 24/7 seven days a week to answer any questions and offer assistance on our contact page. You can also schedule an appointment by calling us at (561) 750-1625 or by emailing us at [email protected] to request any further information.
Clean Air Leads To A Healthy You
On average, we spend around 90% of our time indoors. Don’t risk exposing you or your loved ones to poor indoor air quality; know the warning signs and contact us today to talk to a professional!