UPDATED: Due to the local poor air quality, health experts have listed the best ways to keep your indoor air clean while it remains unsafe to be outside.
Currently, the best defense against poor air quality is having a working and, better yet, efficient air conditioning system running running full-time with all windows closed.
After that, the next most important factor for clean indoor air quality is having clean filters.
Air Purifiers, UV Lights and Humidifers are other ways to help keep your home’s air clean.
To further minimize indoor air pollutants, experts say to keep off bathroom and kitchen range fans as much as possible and to not burn candles or light fires, fry meat or smoke indoors.
Poor Air Quality can negatively affect your health and – according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Indoor Air is 2-5 times and can be as much as 100 times more polluted than the worst outside air. Nasal allergies affect over 50 million Americans and these diseases (including asthma) are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. and the 3rd leading chronic disease for kids under the age of 18.
We believe that every household should have access to clean, fresh air of the highest quality. It is also something we are certain will not happen by default. In fact, many homes are filled with air of a lower grade than that outside, so don’t think for a moment that air pollution is restricted to the environment.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and provide a safe environment for you and your family. And it all starts with an IAQ Assessment from the air quality experts at Vito Services!
There are a few symptoms that you may notice around your home that indicate that the air quality inside is not as good as it might be. For example, while you clean on a regular basis, you may observe that there is a lot of dust or dirt on the flooring and surfaces in your house, even though they have been cleaned. Perhaps your allergy or asthma problems have worsened recently, or illnesses seem to be more common. Very dry skin, bleeding noses, and other physical changes are all signs that indoor air quality should be improved.
There are many potential causes of poor indoor air quality in the home. It might be something as simple as not enough fresh air coming into the house, or it could be more complicated, such as toxic mold growth. Some other common causes of indoor air quality problems include:
These are just a few of the most common causes of poor indoor air quality. No matter what is causing the problem in your home, Vito Services has the solutions you need to improve the situation.
There are many reasons why your indoor air quality may be poor. It’s humid around here, as you’re undoubtedly aware, which can have a detrimental impact on the quality of the air in your house. Not only is it vital to keep your house clean, but you must also be aware of other conditions which can affect the air quality in your home. For example, lack of ventilation and running your AC too often can lead to poor indoor air quality. Additionally, environmental factors such as living near a construction site or major roadway can impact the purity of your indoor air. If you’re having trouble with any of these things, our staff is more than happy to help you find the right solution to your issue.
The use of an air filtering system is one of the most basic methods to improve indoor air quality. It is also one of the most effective. Let us install a state-of-the-art air filtration system for you so you’ll breathe better air in no time.
If air filtration isn’t sufficient, or if you are dealing with certain pollutants, you may need to install an air purifier in your house. There are several types from which to choose, and you must make an informed decision. We’ll ensure that you do, so give us a call now.
Viruses, germs, and mold spores cannot simply be removed from the air. Even if your air filter captures them, they may continue to reproduce while trapped in the filter. By using a UV air purifier to combat these pollutants, though, you can effectively destroy them and the risks that they pose.
Ductwork is essential for homes that use air ducts to circulate heat or cooling. If you have compromised ductwork, it could be detrimental to your home’s climate control. We offer professional sealing services to make sure your ductwork is up to par.
It can be tricky to tell if your ductwork is damaged, as much of it is hidden and difficult to inspect. The best way to know for sure is by scheduling professional duct testing with our team. We will thoroughly test your ducts and give you conclusive results.
The efficiency of your home’s ductwork has a major influence on the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Regular duct cleanings can help reduce the dust and other debris that put a strain on your heating and cooling systems and raise your energy costs.
Pollutants in the air can cause sneezing, itchy throats, watery eyes, and more. If you’re experiencing discomfort at home, an air filtration system can make all the difference. We’ll be happy to assess your air quality and discuss your options if pollutants are the culprits.
To get started, call your local Vito Services office or schedule an appointment online today.