What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

Air Quality

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even recognize how important it is, but J.L. Brady Company LLC wants to be sure you comprehend what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a lot of time in your home you can allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. It might be hard to believe, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can implement to help control the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens frequently.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, particularly for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer houses are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s important to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to escape the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also suggests keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are seeking additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline offers a diverse selection of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and review your home. Give us a call at 309-517-7511 or arrange an appointment online.

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