Breathe in Breathe Out – The 411 on Air Quality (and How to Improve It)

Many Houston homeowners aren’t aware if their indoor air quality is good or poor. Not knowing the results can cost them dearly in terms of health and wasted money. Bad indoor air can lead to sick days from work and school, and it can even lead to long-term health complications. Here is what you need to know about air quality and how to improve it.

Why You Need to Pay Attention

A lot of the time your family spends together takes place within your home. Since indoor air quality can be up to five times as bad as the air quality outside, you might be breathing unclean air most of the time. That can have short-term effects like aggravating allergies as well as long-term effects like lung cancer.

What You Can Do

You don’t have to take poor air quality lying down. To remove contaminants like smoke, pollen, and dander from your home’s air, an indoor air purifier from Davis Air Conditioning & Heating is a great solution. To keep your home’s air clean and disinfected, consider UV lights, which feature ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology. Also be sure to change your HVAC system’s air filter regularly, and at least once a month during seasons that require your system to run constantly.

Other things that you can do to improve indoor air quality include opening windows to draw in fresh air when you’re not using your air conditioner. Also consider buying green plants like Chinese evergreen, peace lily, or English ivy, which can absorb airborne pollutants. Don’t forget to groom pets regularly to prevent irritants like pet dander, and reduce your use of harsh cleaning supplies, which can release chemicals and pollutants into your home’s air.

Discovering poor indoor air quality in your home doesn’t have to be a major problem. Call the professionals at Davis Air Conditioning & Heating to discuss anything from a pre-season HVAC system tune-up to full range of air quality products: 888-710-5530.

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