Improving the Indoor Air Quality of a Home

Jeremiah Caughron is an experienced sales professional for Aire Serv, a heating and air conditioning company. There, Mr. Caughron maintains new and existing accounts and provides customers with product and service recommendations. Jeremiah Caughron can handle a variety of customer concerns, including indoor air quality.

When indoor pollutants are present, a building’s occupants may experience short- and long-term effects. Short-term effects may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or irritation of the eyes, nose, or throat. Long-term effects may include respiratory diseases, heart disease, or even cancer.

Several biological elements, including animal dander, house dust, mites, cockroaches, pollen and mold can negatively impact a building’s indoor air quality. Many of these elements, which are small enough to be inhaled, can trigger allergic reactions, sickness, or asthma attacks. Children, people who are elderly, or people who have respiratory problems usually suffer the most.

To improve a home’s indoor air quality, here are a few steps you can take:

– Practice good housekeeping. Keep draperies, furniture, and carpets clean. Dust frequently, and keep surfaces clean.

– Maintain heating and air conditioning equipment. Systems should be inspected annually by qualified professionals.

– Make sure a home has appropriate ventilation and air distribution. A qualified HVAC professional can evaluate a home and suggest modifications such as air filtration systems.

– Control moisture levels in the home. Experts recommend maintaining a relative humidity of 30 to 50 percent to control the growth of biological substances.

– Engage a pest-control company. Pest-control experts can eliminate unwanted insects and rodents and their related pollutants.