When it comes to being “at home”, it’s supposed to be a place where you can sit back and relax, breath and gain peace of mind.
However, with the consistent rising concerns about indoor air quality, it’s going to be important for you as a homeowner to be away and ready to handle problems in your air.
Tips for getting to the root of your air quality problem
“Identify the source or sources and try to control them,” said Angie Hicks, co-founder of Angie’s List.
“Whether it’s an indoor leak in your home that leads to mold, or allergens from outside your home, try to eliminate the source or minimize its pathway in. This can be the most cost-effective way to help improve your indoor air quality.”
Mold, smoke, and allergens can all cause air quality issues. In addition to preventing new contaminants, it’s important to reduce what might already be circulating in your home.
“You can improve the quality of air circulating in your home by cleaning your vents and returns, especially in an older home,” Angie said. “You should also make sure your ductwork is properly sealed to prevent contaminants from being pulled in and blown around your house.”
Change Air Filters
One of the easiest ways to improve the air quality of your home is to stay up to date on your home’s air filters and when to change them out. Having a small list on the refrigerator door with date ranges will help you build a system you can manage yourself.
UVC & Coil Sanitizing Lights
Some newer technology to come out in the last decade is UVC and coil sanitizing lighting. These lights are attached inside your system’s air handler and can kill any bacteria or mold. In addition to coils, you can also install UVC lighting inside of the ducts of your A/C unit to sanitize the air throughout your system.
Lights installed within your coil will remain on constant. Lights within the duct-work will cycle on and off, synced with when the air is actually passing through, so as to not waste electricity when not in use.
Get Your Home Tested
It’s easy to assume or guess what could possibly be going wrong within your home and how the quality of air is doing, but it’s much more efficient to obtain an indoor air quality evaluation from a local expert. The evaluations can provide deep insight into what’s causing problems in your home’s air, and the expert can provide solutions like the ones mentioned above to help solve the problem, and provide you that peace of mind you deserve in your home.