Cantor’s Corner: Improving Indoor Air Quality
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Indoor air quality isn’t something we think about every day. You may not realize that the air you breathe inside your home may be worse that the outdoors.
The factors that impact indoor air quality are:
Pet urine and dander, as well as dirt and dust that your pet might bring in from outside are a huge factor for indoor quality.
Cleanliness of your HVAC system
Build up of dirt or dust in a heating and air conditioning system can cause the system to not work properly.
Cleaning products, dirty laundry, mold, mildew, bacterial growth in drip pans, disposals, food odors, smoking, etc. all impact the quality of your air by being odorous or irritants.
If you or your family are prone to allergies or asthma, it is especially important to have clean air to breathe.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
To improve air quality, there are many different types of air filters and air filtration systems depending on your individual needs. An easy do it yourself way to improve air quality is to replace your furnace filters regularly. Most common filters should be changed once every 3-4 months. I recommend annually inspections and maintenance to insure your system is operating at peak efficiency as well.
For more information, or to schedule an inspection, The Approved Home Pro Show has great recommendations.