How to improve the air quality of your home

While we often concern ourselves with outdoor air pollution, have you ever stopped to think about how clean the air is inside your home? While its something we don’t usually think about, good indoor air quality is essential for our health.

indoor air qualitySo, what are the signs of poor air quality, and what can you do to improve the air quality in your home? Read on to find out.

 

Why is air quality important?

Outdoor air quality affects our health, the liveability of our cities and towns, and our environment and air pollution can cause health problems that harm the heart and lungs, and can even cause cancer. The air quality of indoor environments also impacts liveability and health in similar ways. Having a knowledge of the common pollutants such as dust, pollen, mould, smoke, dust mites, dander and volatile organic compounds that are present indoors can help reduce the risk of several health concerns for you and your family.

Signs of poor air quality

There are a number of different symptoms which signify poor indoor air quality. This includes:

  • Frequent experience of cold-like symptoms such as dry eyes and a sore throat 
  • Sinus 
  • Allergies and sneezing 
  • Cough 
  • Dampness and mould throughout the home

Improving indoor air quality with air conditioning 

Air conditioning is one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality. It works by removing pollutants and moisture from the air, limiting the amount you breathe in as well as the general dampness of your home and improving ventilation. AC systems create constant air-flow around the home, which also improves air quality.

In order to keep your AC system working at its best, it is important to regularly clean and change filters. It is also important that you clean the ductwork, so that mould and other pollutants do not accumulate.

Other ways to improve indoor air quality  

While air conditioning systems are one of the most effective way to improve indoor air quality, there are a number of other things you can do. This includes: 

  • regular carpet cleaning 
  • spend time with open windows and doors
  • address ceiling leaks immediately
  • Rid dampness and mould 
  • Invest in an air purifier 
  • Keep your house clean 

Contact HunterCon today!

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you want to improve your indoor air quality and have any questions about air conditioning or would like to book a quote for repairs, installation or maintenance, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

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