Pollution, allergens, and other environmental factors can reduce the quality of the air you breathe. Once inside the home, many people think they are safe from those problems. In truth, each room of your home has the potential to harbor unique air quality problems. Understanding the type of air quality problems each room is prone to will help you drastically improve your home’s indoor air.
Humidity isn’t just a problem outside. It can easily become an air quality problem inside your home as well, especially in your bathroom.
Because nearly every activity that takes place in a bathroom involves water, the likelihood of humidity problems in your bathroom greatly increases. Not only can constant humidity ruin your paint and damage the fixtures in the room, it can also encourage the growth of mold. This can lead to health issues for the entire family and intensify any existing respiratory problems. Proper ventilation in your bathroom can help solve this problem as well as a robust air filtration system. If you do see mold growing, clean it as soon as possible with an air-friendly cleaner and keep windows and doors open and any ventilation fans on after showering.
Research has shown that many homes in the United States have elevated and hazardous levels of both carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. From cooking to the chemicals released by the food itself, your kitchen is a hot spot for potential air pollution.
What’s even more startling is the fact that range hoods — the kitchen accessory that most people rely on to reduce the air quality problems found in their kitchen — vary widely in their effectiveness in dealing with the issue. One of the best ways to purify the air in your kitchen is to install exhaust fans and to talk to a home comfort specialist about additional ventilation options that will work best for your specific kitchen layout.
Did you know we spend on average one-third of our lives sleeping? It is imperative to have clean air in your bedroom because of the amount of time you spend there. A common sign of poor air quality is trouble sleeping and bedrooms are most prone to poor air quality from closed doors and windows, prohibiting air flow and allowing toxic buildup in the air. Frequent duct cleaning can help improve airflow throughout your entire home and especially improve the air in your bathroom. Additionally, technology such as UV Germicidal Lights can break down any potential duct build up so you can sleep easy with quality air.
If you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air, especially as the humid Florida summer approaches, contact A/C Designs. As home comfort experts with over a decade’s worth of experience in the Jacksonville area, we specialize in maintaining healthy indoor air quality for your family by offering a wide range of different services designed to improve your air. Our team will work to come up with an indoor air quality plan designed to the needs of your home. Contact us today for more information!