Florida homeowners are privy to the many perks living here provides. However, the region’s climate may also adversely affect allergy and asthma sufferers, or those with sensitive respiratory systems. Poor indoor air quality must be improved in order to enjoy the quality of life in our lush, mild climate.
Here’s what you can do to effectively address and eliminate poor indoor air quality:
Control what you can
Inside your home, multiple factors contribute to poor indoor air quality. To limit respiratory triggers:
- Don’t smoke inside your home, and request that guests smoke outside
- Clean your home regularly to keep dust and pollutants at bay. Many experts advise twice-weekly cleaning, including thoroughly vacuuming carpets, mopping hard-surface floors and dusting.
- Pets, particularly those that shed or have dander, can aggravate allergies. If you already have pets in the home, make the bedrooms a sanctuary from this trigger.
- Select home furnishings that don’t contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and choose low-emission paints, curtains and sofas.
Clean the air
Installing a whole-house air-cleaning system assists the actions you take to address poor indoor air quality. Working in conjunction with your HVAC equipment and the ductwork, boost air quality in your entire home with:
- A dehumidification system, which keeps moisture at bay and promotes healthy relative humidity, while limiting mold and mildew problems, which may act as a trigger for allergies and asthma
- Ultraviolet (UV) lights specifically target mold, bacteria and viruses
- High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) systems effectively trap the smallest of particles, performing better than any other filtration device on the market
- Air-purification systems typically combine multiple technologies, such as filtration, UV lights and a catalyst, to ensure optimal indoor air quality, an ideal system for home occupants who suffer from a range of allergy problems.
Attack poor indoor air quality by following these strategic tips. For help selecting a home air purification system for your South Florida home, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating today. We provide superior HVAC services to homeowners in the Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.