Recently, we looked at Indoor Air Quality and why it matters. To recap, indoor air quality is a measurement of the amount of pollutants in or around a building. Generally speaking, the less pollutants in the air, the higher the indoor air quality. This is an important measurement for ensuring the short- and long-term health of those who live or work in the building. In particular, an increase in respiratory problems has been linked to poor indoor air quality.
So what can you do to ensure the indoor air quality in your residential and commercial spaces is safe? Here’s a look at some of our best tips.
Remove Sources of Issues
The most common cause of poor indoor air quality is the presence of specific dangerous elements such as asbestos, mold or formaldehyde. If you know or suspect one of these is present in your building, consider your source removal options immediately. The sooner this is done, the better as these problems can compound and spread pollutants, allergens and contaminants into more parts of the building.
Improve Natural Ventilation
Improve your building’s natural ventilation to improve indoor air quality. Increasing the amount of fresh, outdoor air in your home will improve your ventilation rate, which will reduce the risks that compromised indoor air quality can pose. Natural ventilation can be improved through increased air flow by updating or enlarging windows and ensure no obstruction of outside air reaching the building.
Use Air Quality Equipment
Air quality equipment such as air cleaners and air humidifiers can improve the indoor air quality in your spaces and reduce allergens. Furnace Solutions supplies products from only reputable manufacturers. Find out more, here.
Your HVAC System and Indoor Air Quality
Consider how your HVAC system is impacting your indoor air quality. Is air traveling through the system easily? Can it exhaust outdoors? Are there any weak points where foreign contaminants can get into the system? Though replacing your HVAC system may be a large project, it could be possible that spot service or a partial replacement is all you need.
If you’re worried about your indoor air quality, Furnace Solutions has the experts and the products to make significant improvements to your commercial or residential space. Contact us today.