Monthly Archives: February 2014

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution isn’t an occurrence that only happens outside the home—indoor pollution is just as common. Just like outdoor pollution, indoor pollution can have an adverse effect on your health. Your home should be a clean and healthy environment, which is why it is important to monitor your indoor air quality.

So what factors contribute to poor indoor air quality? Common causes include:

  • Appliances that aren’t properly adjusted
  • VOCs
  • Mold
  • Smoke
  • Radon
  • Poor ventilation
  • Humidity levels
  • Pet dander and hair
  • Dust Mites
  • Pesticides
  • High Temperatures
  • Carbon Monoxide

How can you do to improve the air quality in your home?

Call An HVAC Technician: For proper air circulation to occur, your home’s HVAC system needs to be in tip top shape. A faulty HVAC component can cause poor circulation and not having the system cleaned every so often causes dirty air output. For routine maintenance and inspection, call the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning. Also ask us how you can improve indoor air quality.

Use the correct air filter: Before you purchase an air filter, check to make sure that it’s the right type for your system and that it is high quality.

Keep your home at the correct humidity level: 30-50% is the optimal humidity level for your home. Humidity that is too high creates a moist environment mold and dust mites to thrive in. Investing in a dehumidifier is a great way to reduce the humidity in your home.