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3 Tips for Healthy Air Inside Your Home

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends about 90% of their time indoors, where the air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors. With so much of our lives spent inside, making sure our indoor air is clean and healthy is essential. As your number one source for HVAC services in Brighton, Dominion Service Company is committed to helping you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Let’s dive into some essential tips to improve your home’s indoor air and keep your family breathing easy!

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Tip #1: Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers can significantly improve air quality in your home by removing a wide range of pollutants. These devices circulate your air through traditional filters or UV filters to eliminate dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, dust mites, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bacteria, viruses, and unpleasant odors. By capturing these particles, air purifiers help reduce allergy symptoms, respiratory issues, and other health problems associated with poor air quality.

Mobile air purifiers vs. whole-home purifiers

When choosing an air purifier, you have options! You can choose mobile units or whole-home purifiers. Mobile air purifiers are ideal for small homes or for purifying the air in a single room. They are portable and can be moved from room to room. In most homes, multiple units will be needed to achieve comprehensive air purification. You may need to put one in each room or area, and their presence and noise can detract from your home’s appearance and ambiance.

Whole-home air purifiers are integrated into your HVAC system and clean the air throughout your home. This type of air purifier is more efficient for larger spaces and ensures that every room benefits from improved air quality. It’s also completely out of sight and operates quietly, so you won’t even know it’s there — apart from feeling that the air is fresher and cleaner! Dominion Service Company offers whole-home air purifier installation to enhance your current HVAC system, providing you with consistent, high-quality air.

Tip #2: Improve Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for maintaining good indoor air quality. You can improve ventilation in your home by:

  • Using exhaust fans: Install and use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to remove humid air, smoke from cooking, and unpleasant odors from your home.
  • Opening windows: When the weather permits, open windows to allow fresh air to circulate and reduce indoor pollutant levels.
  • Using ceiling fans: Ceiling fans can help distribute air more evenly throughout your home, preventing stagnation and promoting better airflow.
  • Having your ducts cleaned: Dust, debris, and other contaminants can accumulate in your ductwork over time, reducing indoor air quality. An HVAC professional can clean your ducts to remove contaminants and keep your ventilation system operating efficiently.
  • Having your airflow balanced: If your HVAC system delivers inconsistent airflow to different areas of your home, professional air balancing can adjust it to even out the airflow and improve your overall ventilation.

Tip #3: Reduce Pollutants

Many common items can release harmful pollutants. For instance, paints, cleaning products, and varnishes often contain VOCs, which can have adverse effects on your health, including respiratory issues and headaches. To reduce these pollutants:

  • Choose non-toxic products: Look for non-toxic cleaning products and low-VOC or VOC-free paints. These alternatives are less harmful.
  • Store them properly: Store chemicals, paints, and cleaning supplies in well-ventilated areas, preferably away from living spaces.
  • Clean regularly: Keep your home clean by regularly dusting, vacuuming, and washing bedding and curtains to minimize dust and allergens.

Why Choose Dominion Service Company To Help You With Indoor Air Quality?

Dominion Service Company is proud to serve as the HVAC professionals you can trust to ensure your home remains comfortable and your air quality stays high. Our team of certified technicians is experienced in installing and maintaining whole-home air purifiers, humidifiers, and HVAC air filters, improving ventilation, and performing thorough duct cleanings. Our team delivers quality work, never takes shortcuts, and guarantees your satisfaction on every job.

Take a deep breath with Dominion Service Company! Request an appointment today to improve your indoor air quality.

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