Ways To Clean And Sanitize Your Indoor Air
Your indoor air quality is very important to the health of everyone who lives in your home. Poor indoor air quality is linked to various types of health problems, such as coughing, asthma, itchy eyes, headaches, long lasting colds, and bronchitis.
Of course, there are other ailments that poor indoor air quality can lead to. Poor air quality is especially unhealthy for those with chronic allergies. Luckily, there are things that can be done to ensure that the air quality in your home is good.
Test for Radon
One pollutant in particular that you want to get your house checked for is radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that is emitted from rocks. This gas can enter your home through basements.
It can also enter your home through showers, faucets, and other water sources. Your home should be tested for radon by a professional. If it tests positive, steps need to be taken to mitigate the radon problem.
Importance of Ventilation
It is also very important is ensuring that there is enough ventilation in your house. Simply opening a window will not suffice, as there are pollutants outside. You can get filters installed that keep the pollutants out, but the fresh air will keep coming in.
Air conditioners can also be a tremendous help to air quality in the summer. They can filter out dangerous pollutants. However, they can also cause harm to air quality. If the air conditioning unit is filled with mold or other pollutants, it will put pollutants into the air!
You certainly do not want that! You should get your air conditioner inspected to make sure that there is no mold, dust, or other pollutants in the AC. If there is, the air conditioner would either need to be cleaned or replaced for it to help the air quality of your home. Additionally, you can have a HEPA filter installed to your AC unit. This will enhance its ability to filter out dangerous pollutants.
It is also important to get your heater examined, as well. If the repairman finds any signs of leaks, make sure you get them fixed. This can be a source of poisonous carbon monoxide.
Your chimney can also be a source of indoor air pollution. Make sure that you get your chimney checked to make sure there are no leaks. This can even be a source of deadly carbon monoxide. If there are any leaks, get them properly sealed.
Find out more ways to clean your Greenwood home indoor air. Just call Johnson Heating & Cooling at (317) 881-7738 today, and breathe in the fresh air.