We often take for granted that the air we breathe inside our Jupiter, FL homes is clean and healthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The average home is filled with things that generate particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other pollutants. Maintaining good indoor air quality requires taking proactive steps to control pollution sources and keep your air clean and healthy.
Maintain Your HVAC System
A well-maintained HVAC system can be very effective at preserving the quality of your indoor air. Without regular maintenance, however, it can actually make the problem worse. Check your HVAC filter monthly and change it as needed to ensure your system continues filtering the air effectively. Inspect your AC drain pan and condensate drain line regularly for any obstructions. Issues with your condensate drain can lead to excessive humidity and mold growth. Finally, schedule professional maintenance visits to keep your system healthy and avoid any issues that can affect your air quality.
Control Pollution Sources
The easiest way to treat air quality issues is to prevent them from occurring at all. You can significantly reduce the amount of pollution in your home by removing or mitigating common sources. Be sure to ventilate your home well whenever you’re doing activities that can affect your air quality.
Whenever possible, look for furniture, paints and other products that are certified to be low in VOCs. Try to keep your indoor humidity under 60% to protect against biologic contaminants, dust mites, airborne pathogens and excessive off-gassing.
Invest in Your Air Quality
Even with good habits and careful source control, there are often too many pollutants indoors to eliminate air quality issues yourself. When it comes to your family’s health, it pays to invest in some extra assistance. An air purifier or air cleaner system can remove 99% or more of the particulates typically found in indoor air. A ventilation system is also an excellent option to flush out particulate matter, VOCs and other pollutants.
It’s time to take an active role in protecting the indoor air quality of your South Florida home. To ensure you and your family have clean, healthy air to breathe, call (561) 264-5138 for more information about indoor air quality products from Miklos Air.