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Working From Home? 3 Ways to Improve Your IAQ

Published on: June 12, 2016
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Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, you work from home, or do both, your comfort and productivity are at risk from poor indoor air quality. Nothing puts a damper on your day like an onslaught of allergies or asthma. Homeowners in the South can combat their allergies by taking action and turning their home into an allergy-free workplace. Here are three ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

Whole-Home Air Cleaners

All standard HVAC systems come equipped with an air filter that does a decent job of taking allergens out of the air. If these standard filters just aren’t doing the job, then it may be time to bring out the big guns. Whole-home air cleaners replace other filters in the HVAC system. They require less maintenance and rather than just trapping irritants, these cleaners kill them, creating much cleaner air.

Open Windows

Especially in the south, where the heat and humidity can make a home almost unbearable, it’s important to get a fresh airflow through the home. In addition to adding to your home’s comfort, it also increases indoor air quality by pushing and pulling out dust and other particles. Not only that, but stagnant air goes bad just like stagnant water, so be sure to get some fresh airflow especially in rooms that aren’t often used.

Keep It Outside

Pesticide particles, dust, insects, pollen, and a surprising amount of other contaminants are tracked into homes on people’s shoes. Once inside, those particles become a part of the airflow. You can limit this issue by either asking people to remove their shoes or by placing a large doormat by the door. This will trap many of the contaminants.

Poor air quality is not only making you miserable, but it’s also affecting your work and your family. These three steps will set you on the path to having a comfortable, productive, and healthy work and play place. If you have further questions or would like your air quality increased by installing an air cleaner, visit AC Southeast’s website to find a professional team in your area.