Most homeowners think their home comfort depends on how well their heating and cooling systems perform. This is true, but indoor air quality is just as important. At Roth Heating Company, we understand what a significant role air quality plays in your home and your health. Find out what exactly indoor air quality is, how it affects your family, and what you can do to ensure the air in your home is healthy and harmless.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) addresses air quality within and around buildings, whether it’s a home, office, restaurant, or hotel. It’s become increasingly important in recent decades as our industry has learned how it affects those who live in, work in, or visit spaces with poor air quality. In certain cases, poor IAQ can affect the health, comfort, and well-being of everyone inside.
Air quality can be negatively affected by several things, including pollen, dust, mold, bacteria, pet dander, poor ventilation, and high humidity levels. These common household items can also contribute to polluted air:
These products emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—the same compounds found in car exhaust. While VOCs can be both toxic and non-toxic, they are unhealthy in any amount because they pollute the air and cause health problems.
If you’re worried about your air quality, here are a few things you can do to improve it:
We’ll recommend Carrier® humidifiers, dehumidifiers, or air ventilators as needed to balance humidity levels and improve ventilation if problems in your home are severe enough.
A thorough duct cleaning may also help improve IAQ by reducing dust, lint, odors, and allergens, and enhancing your family’s respiratory health. Not sure if you could benefit from a duct cleaning? Just ask—especially if you’ve never had your ductwork cleaned or haven’t in a few years. The average six-room home collects up to 40 pounds of dust in a single year, so a duct cleaning is likely to make a huge difference in your home.
Don’t leave your air quality to chance. Find out if it’s negatively affecting your family’s health—schedule an appointment with one of our pros. We’ve been the trusted home comfort provider for homeowners in our area since 1969, and can help you, too: call 414-764-4700 or contact us today.