Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Updated: Jun 24, 2019
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most important aspects to consider in how your home affects your health. Unfortunately, it is also one of the least talked about. According to the U.S. E.P.A., indoor air pollutant levels regularly test 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor air pollutants. On top of all this, Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. This makes IAQ a top five risk to environmental risk to public health.
Some Quick Tips To Improve IAQ:
Change your furnace's air filter once a month when it is in use. Consider subscribing to an automatic filter service like FilterEasy.
Vacuum out your air ducts once a year and consider having a duct cleaning service done as well.
Add some indoor plants. Philodendrons and Dieffenbachias do a great job of filtering out pollutants in the air.
Consider adding a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) to your house. HRVs exhaust stale indoor air to the outdoors, bring in fresh air from the outside, and exchange the heat from the outgoing air.