Thursday, February 22, 2018

Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

The weather is slowly starting to change, the sun is staying up just a little bit longer, and spring is just around the corner. While we can’t wait for longer days and warmer weather, there are a few things that should be done to prepare your home for the change of seasons. Royal Heating & Air knows that spring is a great time to turn your attention to your indoor air quality. Flowers will be blooming, windows will be opening, and it’s important to make sure that pollen and other pollutants don’t find their way into your home. The best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together a list of some common indoor air pollutants and tips on how you can help improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Pollutants

Secondhand Smoke – Secondhand smoke contains many pollutants and can cause or worsen any respiratory illnesses and asthma.
Combustion Gases – Any fuel-burning process (heaters, gas stoves, fireplaces, water heaters, etc.) releases combustion pollutants into your air. If those pollutants are not vented properly, dangerous gases and particles can enter the home. This can cause a carbon monoxide buildup or other serious problems.
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) – VOCs are chemicals that are released from common household products and furnishings. This can include (and not limited to) things like: paints, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and building materials.
Allergy/Asthma Triggers – This can include things like mold, dust, and pet dander.

Warning Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Cold and Flu Symptoms –
If multiple family members in your home are feeling sick, or have symptoms of a cold or the flu due to poor indoor air quality, you should consider cleaning your air and speaking with the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks for possible solutions.
Allergies or Asthma –
If you find yourself sneezing, or even coughing a lot, and it seems to get worse when you’re inside your home, it’s a good indication of poor indoor air quality. Somethings that could be triggering this include: dust, pollen, VOCs and pet dander.
Smells –
A great way to tell if you have poor indoor air quality is if smells linger for an extended period of time. If you can still smell dinner from the night before, you more than likely don’t have proper air exchange.
Always Cleaning –
If you find that you always have dust or dirt in your home, but you are always cleaning, you may have a dirty HVAC system that is spreading dust. Give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call and we can clean your HVAC system and figure out if you need a new air filtration system.

Spring Is Around The Corner

Spring will be here before we know it so it’s important to schedule your spring HVAC maintenance with Royal Heating & Air. We spend a majority of our time indoors, so it’s important to focus on the quality of our air indoors. The best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make sure your home is ready for spring and the warmer weather. Give us a call today to see how we can help you. 

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