We work hard to keep our homes clean, tidy and neat. Most of us take at least a little bit of time every week to clean something, and it goes a long way to make our lives more organized and less stressful. While all cleaning can be beneficial, one aspect of home tidiness that’s often overlooked is the cleanliness of the very air you’re breathing.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important aspect of our homes that not many of us think about – but all of us should. Many of us spend a considerable amount of time at home. So it would be reasonable to assume that we also spend a large portion of that time breathing — and it’s our mission here at Deets to make sure that every breath you take is as clean as possible.
While it isn’t exactly easy to scrub or dust off the air in your home, the professionals here at Deets are eager to equip our customers with the information they need to have the best chances of maintaining good indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality measures the amount of harmful particles in your air. From pollens to chemicals, most irritants can be managed with a few good habits and help from the experts.
The best way to combat poor indoor air quality is by dealing with it at its source. A well-maintained HVAC system will do a lot of the heavy lifting regarding filtering the air that passes through your system.
However, many sources that contribute to poor air quality are released directly into the home before they ever have the chance to be filtered by your system.
This makes knowing the most common contributors to bad IAQ very important so that homeowners can take simple steps to reduce their effects.
One of the most common contributors to poor IAQ is appliances and home elements that utilize an open flame, like a fireplace or gas stovetops. Their combustion can release harmful gasses that can be fatal if inhaled in large enough amounts.
It’s vital that you have any appliance or component that utilizes fire regularly inspected for faults. Ventilation should be used to vent gasses, and homeowners should install detectors to protect against unsafe levels of these gasses.
Mold and mildew are fungal growths that are common in places that are cool and damp for extended periods of time. The fungal spores produced by mold are lightweight, designed to be carried by the slightest air movement and can be harmful in inhaled in large enough quantities.
The best way to prevent fungal growth is by being diligent about cleaning any water accumulation in your home and by staying on the lookout for any type of leak and fixing them as they occur.
The main job of our home is to separate the outside from the indoors — and at a microscopic level, that job becomes difficult. Weak seals at windows or doors or simply opening and closing a door can allow microscopic particles like pollen in your home before they can be filtered by your AC.
The best way to manage outdoor pollutants entering your space is by being actively aware of the outdoor air quality on any given day and ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed correctly.
We rely on our HVAC systems to condition and filter our air on a day-to-day basis, but it’s impossible for the system to provide clean, fresh air if the system itself isn’t clean. General system cleaning is one of the important functions of the annual tune-up that most HVAC manufacturers recommend — and no one does tune-ups better than Deets.
Additionally, if you’re using a system that utilizes ductwork, it’s recommended that you have your ductwork cleaned by a professional at least once every 3-5 years in order to prevent accumulation of debris that can impact the function of your system and lower the quality of the air of your home.
If you need a higher standard of IAQ solutions and are looking for the most effective way to support all of your efforts to maintain air quality, then a whole home air filtration system might be the best option for you.
Installing one of these systems is the closest thing you can get to having hospital-grade air in your home and will go a long way in helping anyone with sensitive lungs or respiratory issues breathe easier indoors.
Our team is committed to providing the highest quality air filtration system installation in Franklin.
If you’re looking for the best in indoor air quality services, don’t hesitate to call Deets today! We’re driven to become the home service solution for the community of Franklin for generations to come. That would be an impossible goal if our customers couldn’t thrive because they constantly had to combat the consequences of poor air quality.
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