Keeping Your Indoor Air Healthy

Keeping Your Indoor Air Healthy

In today’s world, keeping your home’s indoor air healthy can be a challenge. Modern building materials, carpeting, cleaning products and other substances we live with every day give off chemicals that can compromise indoor air quality. But, that’s not all. Airborne particles present yet another challenge. Dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and other particulates build up inside our homes, adding to the problem and making indoor air increasingly more uncomfortable and unhealthy to breathe. If you live in the Fort Myers, FL area and are concerned about air quality, D & D Air Conditioning & Heating can help.

Take Decisive Steps Toward Healthier Indoor Air

According to The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), apart from controlling the source of the pollution, there are two additional steps to improving indoor air quality: increasing ventilation and using air cleaners.

Increase Ventilation with a Fan or Ventilator

The free exchange of indoor and outdoor air can significantly reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants inside your home. This can be achieved by opening windows and/or using exhaust fans. During certain times of year, however, opening windows may not be practical—and that’s when using an energy recovery ventilator to cool and dehumidify the incoming air in summer, or a heat recovery ventilator to warm and humidify the air in winter, can be helpful.

Use an Air Filter or Air Purifier to Clean the Air

An air cleaner, air filter or air purifier can help you make short work of most of the airborne contaminants that still remain once you’ve added adequate ventilation to your indoor environment. For example, the Trane CleanEffects air cleaner removes up to 99.98 percent of airborne particulates. Other IAQ technology that can keep your indoor air safe and healthy includes UV lamps and carbon monoxide monitors.

Check Your Indoor Air Quality Options

To keep the air inside your Fort Myers area home healthy, check out the highly effective Trane IAQ solutions we offer, or call us at (239) 694-4849 for answers to your IAQ questions.

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