Headaches, fatigue, eye, nose, and throat irritation, and trouble concentrating might be from the indoor air quality of the building. Indoor air quality is important for both workers and student’s comfort as well as their overall health. Often times, we think air pollution is related to things outside but with old and dirty air filters in a building, this may cause pollution and allergens to get inside an office or your home. Wheeler’s Heating and Air Condition knows the importance of quality indoor air so here are three ways to improve indoor air quality.
Keeping your floors clean is a great way to reduce allergens and dust that accumulates. Improving indoor air quality can be as simple as vacuuming or mopping the floors. Another way to keep chemicals and dirt out is by placing a large floor mat by the door. It reduces the amount of dirt and pollutants from coming into your home or office when people walk through the door. Wheeler’s Heating and Air Condition recommends placing a large mat by every door so people can wipe the shoes on it before entering a home or office.
If your home or office has a high amount of moisture, you will probably find mold and dust mites since they love moisture. By keeping humidity between 30-50%, this will help keep them and allergens under control. Another method to lower humidity is by running a dehumidifier. Running an air conditioner in the summer helps reduce pollen count and moisture in indoor air. If your AC needs repair, call a professional to fix the problem or replace an old unit that is more efficient. Wheeler’s Heating and Air Conditioning provides top AC repair in Ozark at more affordable rates than other competitors.
Keeping your home or office smoke-free will vastly improve the indoor air quality. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals and is the most important aspect of pollution indoors. Secondhand smoke increases a child’s risk of developing asthma, cancer, developing respiratory problems, or sudden infant death syndrome. It’s time to kick the habit and stop polluting indoor air quality. Find a method that works for you like support groups, therapy, or medications to help.
Keep indoor air quality at its best by smoking outdoors, keeping moisture low, and outdoor allergens, dust, and pollution out. To learn how Wheeler's Heating and Air Conditioning can help you, visit our website or call us today at 417-839-9240.