Many people are becoming more conscious about living a “greener,” more eco-friendly existence on earth. A great way you can make a difference is by starting with the air in your home! Do you know what could be affecting the air quality inside your home? It’s possible to experience symptoms of compromised indoor air quality, and just excuse them for allergies or other health reasons. So it’s important to know what factors can reduce the air quality in your home.

Here are a few things that affect your indoor air quality:

  • Ventilation
  • Particulate matter
  • VOCs and common household cleaning products
  • mold/mildew

How ventilation affects your indoor air quality

Did you know that the air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outdoors? 

Without proper ventilation, the home in your house overtime can become more and more polluted. It is recommended by the EPA to open your windows at least once a day for 15 minutes to allow fresh air to flow throughout your home. 

How airborne particulates affect your indoor air quality

Particulate matter is the tiny little particles that are in the air that we can’t see. The few causes of particulate matter in the air of your home are from smoking, burning candles, wood or incense. Dustmites, mold, pet dander, and pest/rodent allergens can also affect your air quality and the particulate matter in your home

How VOCs affect your indoor air quality

VOCs, short for Volatile Organic Compounds come from chemicals and cleaning products stored in your home. Most of these are man-made products that have taken a severe toll on our environment and the air inside most homes. The biggest culprit is aerosol bottles, which have taken the biggest toll on the environment.

How mold and water damage can affect indoor air quality

Did you know that mold can form from water damage in your home in less than 24 hours? Depending on the temperatures and humidity, a small amount of water can cause mold spores to grow in your home and affect the air you breathe. 

How do I improve my indoor air quality?

Our team has a special device that can help determine what is affecting your indoor air quality. If you are experiencing headaches, fatigue, allergies, or any other signs that your indoor air quality is compromised, we can run a test that detects various factors that may be contributing to your IAQ issues. 

Depending on the results of the test, we can help you determine the right route to improving the overall health of your IAQ – and yours! A great solution to a lot of these issues is a device called the iWave-r which is a whole home air purification system. Routine maintenance on your HVAC system and filter changes can help your IAQ as well. Let us help you improve your IAQ today! Call 941-766-0975 now to speak to our friendly staff and schedule your IAQ test.