It feels like we are still in the infancy when it comes to understanding the ramifications of poor indoor air quality (IAQ). There are emerging studies showing possible links between IAQ and things like mental health problems, impaired judgment, poor performance in school, and even crime levels. There is much scientific work still do in order to prove these links, but this early evidence is another clear sign about the importance of calling Climate Control Company to improve the indoor air quality in your Glenwood Springs, CO home or business.
Easy Ways To Get Started
There are several steps you can take than fall into the do-it-yourself category:
- Change your air filter early & often. Yes, we usually concentrate on how much this helps your heating & cooling systems work efficiently and last longer. In turn, delaying the need for HVAC replacements. However, clean filters are critical to good IAQ. It’s also cost-friendly and easy to do.
- Cultivate your green thumb with lots of houseplants. This is a natural way to clean the air; plants remove carbon dioxide and add oxygen. Plus, they look and smell great!
- You don’t need to buy white gloves but do vacuum your home regularly. It’s important to have a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration so you’re not just putting dust and dirt back into the air.
- Be diligent about grooming your pets or hire a professional. Whether you are a cat or dog person, pet dander is one of the main culprits in poor IAQ and allergies.
Add Air Purifiers
Filters are good but should be considered the most basic form of cleaning the air. They are only effective against relatively large particles. Air purifiers can remove much smaller particles. The most advanced systems, like the REME HALO® in-duct purifier, can also kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses and even eliminates odors.
Test Your Air Quality
Our experts at Climate Control can start the process by assessing your air quality using IAQ monitors. Once we determine the types of issues you are facing, we give you a plan to make the air you breathe in your home or business healthier.
If you are still skeptical about the whole issue of indoor air quality, consider this number: Studies show people spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air quality is almost always worse than outdoors. Your comfort is our top priority. Climate Control offers a comprehensive array of indoor air quality options. You can also depend on us for emergency service 24/7 in Glenwood Springs, CO and the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.