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Indoor Air Quality Tips

Do you struggle with poor indoor air quality at home or at work? Or maybe the air quality isn’t bad for most people, but it irritates your asthma and allergies and you end up feeling sick all the time. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to work towards better indoor air quality. Try these out and see if you don’t feel better. They should help you breathe freely no matter where you are.

Just Add Moisture

Adding moisture to the air can keep it from irritating your throat, nasal passages, and sinuses. In fact, it can reduce your chances of getting a sinus infection, especially in those extremely dry winter months.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to adding moisture to your air. You can install a whole-home humidifier or put a cool-air humidifier in each room where you spend a lot of time in your home. If you work in a cubicle, you can bring in a small humidifier and set it next to you on your desk, leaning over it to breathe from time to time.

Clean Your Ducts

Dust, mold, and other allergens like to live in your air ducts, especially if there’s an easy way for them to get in. Call in a professional team to clean out your air ducts, and consider having them sealed, as well, to make sure these things stay out of your home in the future. This does not help some people, but it may eliminate enough of the allergens that are triggering your body’s symptoms that you feel better at home.

Try a New Air Filter

All of the air that goes through your heater and air conditioner has to pass through your furnace filter. Make sure that filter is doing all it can to protect you by buying one designed to trap and/or kill allergens and other things that can make you sick. Different filters have different ratings. Some will trap more dust and debris, or kill bacteria, while others will destroy mold and mildew. A few will do all three. Invest in the ones that address the issues you’re having with your air quality.

Get an Air Filter For Each Room

If you have more trouble with the air in certain rooms than others, consider investing in an air filtration system specifically for that room. These come in all shapes and sizes, and they aim to clean the air in a localized space. If your air is especially bad or you live near a construction or industrial zone, they can help get all of that extra dust or those chemical residues out of the air you’re trying to breathe.

At Total Comfort, we would love to help you get clean air in your home or at work again. Call us today and we’ll come out to test your air quality. Based on what we find and the symptoms you’re experiencing, we’ll design a plan to get you the clean air you need.

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