Join us today as Eastland Heating & Cooling celebrates National Clean Air Month! We’re here to shed light on the often-overlooked importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home. You might be surprised to learn that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, largely due to the air being continuously recycled within your home. Enhancing your home’s air quality is more crucial than you might think, especially considering the amount of time spent indoors. So, come on in and dive deeper with us as we explore the essential do’s and don’ts for maintaining pristine indoor air quality. 

What Are Some Things That Reduce Indoor Air Quality? 

Here’s an idea of some factors that lower your home’s IAQ. These include but are not limited to: 

  • Dust 
  • Germs and viruses  
  • Mold & mildew  
  • Pet odors & dander 
  • Tobacco smoke  
  • Cooking smells  
  • Airborne chemicals  
  • Pollen  
  • Allergens  
  • Humidity  

1. Stop Skipping Air Filter Changes 

In the hustle and bustle of today’s life, it’s all too common for some tasks to be inadvertently overlooked. However, there is one critical task that demands your full attention – the timely replacement of your air filters. Air filters play a pivotal role in maintaining indoor air quality, adeptly filtering out dust, dirt, pollen, and various pollutants from the air in our homes. Failing to replace these filters as they become saturated with particles reduces their efficiency, ultimately compromising their ability to purify the air and potentially putting your health at risk. 

Prioritize Regular Air Filter Replacement: To safeguard the air quality in your home and maintain it at its best, it’s crucial to not skip your air filter changes. A general guideline is to replace your air filters every 1-2 months, though this can vary based on the specific type of air filters you utilize. 

2. Stop Letting Stuffy Odors Take Over 

To uphold a fresh and inviting environment in your home, it is crucial to prevent the buildup of unwanted odors. Keep in mind though that odor is a natural phenomenon and shouldn’t be a cause for embarrassment. Whether stemming from culinary pursuits in the kitchen, pet-related aromas, or anything else, odors can build up and linger in your living areas, creating an unwelcome ambiance and potentially impacting the indoor air quality of your home.  

Get a Whole-Home Air Purifier: The iWave-R represents the forefront of home air purification technology. It flawlessly incorporates into your current HVAC system, utilizing patented technology to purify the air in your home efficiently. We are big fans of the iWave-R, which has a self-cleaning capability, making it that much more convenient to use.  


Get UV Lights: You should also consider getting UV lights installed if you want to enhance the IAQ within your home. UV lights, once professionally installed inside your air ducts, play a pivotal role in zapping and eradicating airborne pathogens on the spot before they are able to spread out through your home. A notable aspect of utilizing these UV bulbs lies in their convenience, as they only require replacement merely once every two to three years. This feature ensures that your home remains a secure and comfortable haven with only minimal upkeep required. Perfect! 

3. Stop Allowing Moisture to Go Unchecked   

Have you noticed an increase in moisture levels within your home? It’s critical to address this issue promptly, as it can lead to the growth of mold, which is known to have significant implications for respiratory health and more. So, regularly checking your home for signs of moisture is a key preventative measure. This includes looking out for water stains on your ceilings or walls, detecting a consistent musty odor, or observing condensation on your windows. 

Get a Whole-Home Dehumidifier: If moisture in your home is an issue, you should consider a whole-home dehumidifier as a savvy investment. Whole-home dehumidifier seamlessly integrates with your HVAC system, it expertly diminishes air moisture, preventing mold and improving air quality. Not only does it enhance your living space, but it also reduces energy costs by lessening your air conditioner’s workload for noticeable savings on energy bills. 

A tranquil and healthy living space is founded upon clean air. You can achieve higher indoor air quality by finding the right tools for your specific needs. If you have any more questions or would like to discuss the best option for your home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! 

We’d love to be a part of your indoor air quality journey! Call Eastland Heating & Cooling today at (614) 861-5203, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!  

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