Posted by: advancedcomfortsolutions | April 9, 2015

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

As mentioned on the video we spend most of the time in our houses. If you were going to spend a lot of time in one place, wouldn’t you like to have clean air there? To make sure that the air inside your house is clean enough for your family to breathe you have to have a good air purifier system install. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), there are two steps to keep the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in your house clean, “first, keep pollution out. Second, ventilate to clean the air.” For the first step they provided some good tips to keep your house free of pollutants. Here are the tips:

  • Never let anyone smoke indoors
  • Test your home for radon which is a gas that causes lung cancer
  • Keep humidity levels under 50%
  • Fix all leaks and drips in your house
  • Keep good control of food since they attract pests
  • Don’t use scented candles or fragrances to hide odors
  • Use cleaning products that are less toxic.

Here are some tips that the ALA provided on how to ventilate clean dirty air indoors:

  • Use exhaust fans in bathrooms to remove moisture and gases from the house.
  • Fit your kitchen with an exhaust fan that moves the air to the outside, and not to use vent less stoves.
  • Have gas or oil stoves, dryers or water heaters inspect by qualifying technicians once a year.
  • If you paint or use hobby supplies or chemicals in your home, add extra ventilation. Open the windows and use a portable window fan to pull the air out of the room.
  • Never idle your car in an attached garage.

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These tips provided by the ALA can help you increase the Indoor Air Quality in your house. In addition to those tips, installing a Carrier® InfinityTM Air Purifier system will also help keep the Indoor Air Quality clean. Besides providing tips to improve Indoor Air Quality in your house the ALA gives you some steps to follow to know if the quality of air in your house needs to be improve. First, check out the tell-tale signs of unhealthy air. Second, learn more about air cleaning devices before you buy one. And third, find out what makes indoor air unhealthy and how pollution can hurt your body.

Another side effect that bad indoor air brings is allergies. According to Pollen, “An allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) that causes the body’s defense system (the immune system) to overreact when defending itself.” And according to Healthy Child, “Asthma and allergies are the most common chronic illnesses for kids in the U.S. and attacks are often triggered by indoor air allergens, such as mold, dust, animal dander, and chemicals in everyday products.” If you want to prevent your family from getting these allergies, Healthy Child has some steps that you should follow to reduce indoor air pollution in your house. These steps are as follows:

  • Ventilation is crucial. You want to make sure that your house is well ventilated.
  • Don’t harbor dust mites. One of the best ways to limit the amount of dust mites in your homes are to encase mattresses with impermeable covers
  • Eradicate cockroaches and keep clutter to a minimum.
  • Maintain humidity below 50 percent.
  • Minimize Pet dander.
  • Keep asthmatics away from gas stoves
  • Buy safer products
  • Try air cleaning and purifying machines

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Some of these steps follow under the tips previously provided by the video about Indoor Air Quality and the American Lung Association. We can agree that those steps are important to follow if you want to reduce indoor air pollution in your house. As mentioned before, the important things to do to prevent indoor air pollution are keeping humidity levels under 50%, ventilation of clear air from the outside is very important, kill pests that spread these pollutants around your house, minimize pet dander, don’t let any smokers in your house, and finally install an air cleaning and purifying machine like the Carrier® InfinityTM Air Purifier.

With spring and summer weather coming, there are many products that can help improve your comfort indoors and also eliminate dust, dander, pollen and viruses in your home.  There are different types of filtration to explore based on your individual needs.  A good place to start is to contact your Heating and Air Conditioning contractor for your spring tune-up and ask about options for your home.

  • Air purifiers and cleaners
  • Fresh air ventilators
  • UV germicidal lamps
  • Humidifiers
  • The Infinity® System
  • Carbon monoxide alarm

Remember to keep your heating and air conditioning units working at peak performance by changing the filters with each season.

  • Dirty filters restrict airflow through your heating and air conditioning system, causing the system to work harder and be less efficient in maintaining your indoor temperature settings.
  • Clean filters help your system operate at its peak performance and efficiency levels, helping you keep your utility costs down.

These tips will help you keep the air inside your house much cleaner and safer for the whole family to breathe. For more information on Carrier® InfinityTM Air Purifier Click here! There you can learn about the different models of Air Purifiers, also the benefits that each would bring to your house, and see which would be the best to keep the Indoor Air Quality in your house better for your family to breathe.

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