August 13, 2021
Looking to make your home healthier by increasing your IAQ (indoor air quality)? You’re not alone — many homeowners are taking their breathing air into their own hands, as they spend more time working, playing, and learning from home. Here are five things you can do in your home to reduce indoor air pollution, and keep your home as healthy as possible.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed when Possible
Open windows may provide a nice breeze, but all that outside air can bring in extra contaminants that can end up recirculating your heating and cooling system.
Schedule Professional Air Sealing
Open windows and doors aren’t the only place air is entering your home. Air sealing is the process of locating the hidden air holes and gaps, securing a tighter air seal and keeping contaminants out.
Regularly Replace All Air Filters
Your air filters are your fist line of defense against poor IAQ, and should be replaced at least every 90 days, and in some cases every 30 days depending on manufacturer specifications.
Install a Whole Home Air Purifier
Installing an air purifier will remove 95% of airborne particles above 0.3 microns as well as an 85% reduction in airborne particles above 0.003 microns.
Home Recovery Ventilator
Home recovery ventilators introduce a steady stream of filtered outdoor air into your home, while also using the outgoing air to precondition the incoming fresh air. This results in a healthier, more efficient, more comfortable home!
Which IAQ Upgrade Will Be Best For Your Home?
If you are looking to invest in the IAQ of your East Bay area home, schedule an energy audit with Hassler Home Services. Through our comprehensive energy audit, we can evaluate your indoor air quality needs, and provide you with the purification and filtration tools you need to avoid excess allergies and unwanted health symptoms.