Home comfort and indoor air quality go hand in hand. One of the best ways to enjoy both is to get your HVAC equipment regularly serviced by licensed, specially trained technicians. This ensures that your furnace and air conditioner will work at peak efficiency during the heating and cooling seasons, while reducing dust and carbon monoxide exhaust.
Beyond maintaining your heating and cooling equipment, there are additional strategies you can use to improve comfort and indoor air quality. The three key approaches include controlling sources of indoor air pollution, ensuring proper ventilation, and using proven air quality products.
Common sources of indoor air pollution include dust, bacteria and viruses, dust mites, carbon monoxide, radon gas and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To reduce these, be sure to clean and sterilize furnishings and surfaces at least once per week. Vacuum regularly, use safer organic cleaning and personal care products, and avoid smoking, burning candles and using incense inside the house.
Finally, implement the use of air quality control products throughout your household. These include carbon monoxide and radon gas detectors as well as HEPA air filters and/or air purifiers. If organic airborne pollutants, such as dust mites, viruses and bacteria, are a problem in your home, you may also want to consider adding a germicidal UV light system to the mix. Ultraviolet lights are extremely effective at killing off invisible microbes that can contribute to decreased home comfort and indoor air quality.
Maintaining good indoor air quality helps you stay healthier as well as more comfortable. We at Crawford Services take indoor pollution very seriously, and we offer a wide range of products and services designed to optimize your DFW area home’s air quality to keep you and your family safe and breathing strong. To learn more, or to request a free home evaluation , please contact us today.
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