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Tips to Improve Your IAQ

woman-blowing-noseHere in West Palm Beach, the weather tends to have a trend: hot and humid. While we are thankful for our air conditioning systems providing a haven from the heat outside, sometimes it can feel a little worse to be breathing the air indoors than it does outdoors. This is normally a sign that you need to take stock of your indoor air quality.

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact both your comfort while at home and your health in the long run, depending on what is getting through your vents. We want to make sure you are optimally comfy while at home so we want to give you some tips to improve your indoor air quality in West Palm Beach, FL.

What Does Indoor Air Quality Refer to?

To start this conversation off, let’s take a quick look at what exactly your indoor air quality is. Your indoor air quality or IAQ refers to the quality of the air within your home. Factors that can impact air quality include dust and debris levels, humidity or lack thereof, and even how much fresh air is able to enter the home.

This can impact everything from your comfort to the health and wellness of everyone in the home, so it is in everyone’s best interest to keep your IAQ at an optimal level.

How to Boost Your IAQ

You can see why investing in your indoor air quality is important. So what might be the best method to give it a helping hand? We have some tips you can try:

Seal your home: When your home is sealed (no air leakages around windows and doors), there will be much less dust, dirt, and other contaminants getting into your home.

Check your filters: Filters should be cleaned or replaced every few months so they are better able to do their job. This will allow them to trap all that unwanted dust and remove it from your home.

Consider a duct cleaning service: Over time, dust and debris can build up in your ductwork. If allowed to build up too much it can be blown into your home. Professional duct cleaning heads this issue off and is only needed every year or two.

Consider an ERV or HRV: Sealing your home can reduce contaminants getting it but it can also lead to the feeling of having stale air. ERVs (Energy Recovery Ventilators) and HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilators) can combat this by bringing in fresh air that is pre-cooled or pre-heated, saving you energy.

Our Services Are a Breath of Fresh Air

Interested in giving your indoor air quality the boost that it needs to take your comfort to the next level? We can help. Our professional technicians can offer their skilled services for everything from duct cleaning to installing a new purification system. All you have to do is contact us to schedule an appointment.

When you are ready to start breathing easier, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services for your next service.

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