What exactly impacts indoor air quality?

You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even understand how important it is, but Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. wants to ensure you understand what could potentially be affecting the quality of air in your home.

When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can allow dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air throughout the home. This might sound odd, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors.

Here are a few steps you can do to help control the indoor air quality in your home.

  • Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to actually eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean at least once a week. You should also wash your bed linens regularly.
  • Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors.
  • Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to depart from the home.
  • Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also advises keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.

If you are seeking additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. in Topeka offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including:

If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts are happy to come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment online.