Besides dust, invisible particles like pollen, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust mites, and mold may all be floating around inside your home. One of the ways you can address indoor air pollution is by investing in an air purifier. Here's a quick primer on HVAC air purifiers.
Air Quality Awareness Week takes place April 29-May 3 this year. This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sponsored event is held annually to highlight outdoor air quality concerns nation-wide. Here in Northeast Indiana, we contend with two main types of outdoor pollutants – low-level ozone and particulate matter.
Here in Indiana, we tend to spend a lot more time inside our homes once the weather turns cold, so winter indoor air quality is a serious issue. If you have concerns about your winter air quality, it's important to learn why it plummets during the colder months, and what you can do to improve it.
Everyone's getting into grilling these days. And why not? It's an easy way to cook for company, and you eliminate cooking odors and mess from the indoors. But grilling, as with anything using combustible fuels, should be conducted with care. We're not just talking about preventing fires and explosions, but also eliminating negative effects on IAQ, or indoor air quality.
If you find yourself sneezing and notice dust bunnies multiplying in the corners, it's probably time to change your furnace filter. The filter is your first line of defense against airborne dust, mold spores and other particles, and changing it regularly is one of the best things you can do to boost the efficiency of your heating system.
Homeowners have become increasingly aware of the hidden dangers associated with poor indoor air quality and are taking the necessary steps to ensure that their homes are filled with fresh, clean and healthy air. However, with all the chaos and disruption that comes along with building or remodeling your Indiana home, you may overlook airborne pollutants.