Indoor Air Quality
Protecting Your Safe Haven
Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family. Unfortunately, as a result of pollutants in our environment, your home’s indoor air quality can place you and your family at risk for certain health problems.
Pollutants such as chemicals, gases and living organisms can cause:
- Sore eyes
- Aggravating allergies
- Heart disease
- Other long-term illnesses
Certain pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, can even cause death.
Understanding the potential risks that may be hiding inside the air in your home is the first step in monitoring and removing any potential dangers that may exist.
B.M.C./Clower is ready to assist in assessing the indoor air quality in your home and proposing an effective long-term solution.
Improving the Air Quality in Your Home
The most effective way to improve the air quality inside your home is to identify and eliminate the source(s) of pollution. This can be done by ventilating, filtering and adjusting humidity.
Ventilating involves increasing the amount of fresh air that is brought into the home. This fresh air helps to reduce the level of pollutants inside the home. Weather permitting, opening windows and doors can help. You might also run your air conditioning unit with the vent control open.
Heating systems and cooling systems are designed to maximize efficiency in a secured and sealed environment. This means that the filters contained in these systems are critical in trapping and reducing dust and other air pollutants. As technologies have advanced, so too have the effectiveness of these filters at trapping additional harmful pollutants (e.g. HEPA filters). Installing appropriate filtering systems and changing them regularly is an important step toward maintaining the highest possible indoor air quality.
Humidity inside the home can affect the concentrations of pollutants such as mold. It is critical to maintain between 30% to 50% humidity to eliminate these air quality hazards. Humidity can be increased through the use of a vaporizer or humidifier and decreased through the opening of windows, or, if using air conditioning, by adjusting the humidity setting on your humidifier.
B.M.C./Clower has the expertise to inspect your home and install a custom indoor air quality solution to handle and eliminate these potentially harmful indoor air contaminants. Request a free consultation and estimate today.