Indoor air contains more unhealthy contaminants than outdoor air. People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, the correlation between how much time people spend indoors and how it is affecting their health goes unnoticed by the masses. Poor indoor air quality has been directly linked as a trigger for asthma and allergies. It can even worsen preexisting health problems; such as fatigue, headaches, and the spreading of illnesses. Since most people spend a majority of time indoors, poor indoor air quality is a major issue that can be put to rest. The best defense against indoor pollutants is good air ventilation.
There are many steps you can take to achieve good indoor air quality in your home:
- Keeping your house clean not only makes your house look spotless, it can also improve air quality. So when mom tells you to vacuum or dust, you’ll be doing everyone a favor.
- Ever heard the expression take off your shoes and stay a while? There is some truth in that. Removing your shoes upon entering the house will stop dirt and harmful substances in their tracks.
- Clean your clothes and bedding sheets weekly. Then dry them with high heat to get rid of allergens.
In addition to all these great tips, the most important thing you can do to clear the air is to have your air cleaning system installed by the professional technicians at SameDay Heating and Air. In order to keep your unit in tip top shape, we can clean your heating and air conditioning ducts annually to ensure that there is nothing in the way of clean indoor air. Give us a call at 801-726-3329 and breathe a sigh of relief.