Maintaining good air quality in your Sebastian, Florida, home is important to comfort and health. Improve your indoor air quality by avoiding these factors that decrease it:

High Humidity

Florida’s humidity is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean your home has to follow suit. If your home is too humid, it’ll worsen your indoor air quality. Ideally, you want your home to be in the 30-50% range. Install a dehumidifier to balance the humidity in your home. As a result, you’ll improve IAQ, prevent microbial growth and avoid damage to wooden furniture.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are chemicals that can ruin your home’s healthy environment. These chemicals come from many sources, such as cleaning supplies, new furniture and burning fuel. You can combat these by switching to products with low-to-no VOC levels and by installing an air purifier into your home’s HVAC system.

Dirty and Leaky Ducts

If your home utilizes ductwork to deliver conditioned air, those ducts get dirty over time. As they get dirtier, your indoor air quality gets worse as it picks up and sends dust and particles into the air you breathe. If you have leaky ducts, your HVAC system sucks up dust from outside your ductwork. During your HVAC maintenance visit, ask your service technician to see if it’s time to clean your ductwork or have it sealed.

Filthy Filters

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is an easy task that you can perform yourself. It helps your system maintain good indoor air quality. As the air filter does its job, it picks up dirt and other debris until it clogs. The more clogged it is, the more your HVAC system has to work to deliver your air. As a result, it makes you pay more on your bills and worsens your air quality.

To improve home comfort with better air quality, call Barker Air Conditioning and Heating. We can inspect your home to help you achieve the best indoor air quality for your family.

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