According to the EPA, most people spend 90% of their time indoors, where the air is up to five times dirtier compared to outdoors. If you’re like most Gurnee, IL residents, you spend more time in your home than anywhere else. If your home’s indoor air quality isn’t good, you could feel uncomfortable and even experience more illnesses and troublesome health issues. Use these tips to keep your home’s indoor air healthy so that you can feel well all year long.

Choose Products With Care

Indoor air pollutants come from a variety of sources, including the materials used to construct your home and the items you bring into your home and use every day. Use caution when choosing items to bring into your home. Look for products free of volatile organic compounds. Allow upholstered, painted and dry-cleaned items to off-gas before bringing them into your home. When engaging in hobbies or activities that generate fumes, aerosols or mists, use an exhaust fan to propel the particles out of your home.

Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are the most effective way to get rid of microorganisms and allergens in your home’s air. They sequester pollen, spores, bacteria and even some viruses. Consider a whole-home air purification system, such as one of the Respicaire products, to purify your home’s air and make it healthier. By using an air purification system, you may reduce how often you get sick or suffer from allergy symptoms.

Change Your HVAC Filter

Every one to three months, change your HVAC filter. With each heating or cooling cycle, the filter traps particles and prevents them from circulating through your home. The air filter also keeps your HVAC system clean and efficient. Maintaining a clean HVAC filter reduces allergy and asthma symptoms.

To learn more about indoor air quality and the benefits of maintaining healthy indoor air, take a look at Herchenbach Mechanical Inc.’s Respicaire products, or reach out to us today.

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