Poor indoor air quality affects your wellness every day even if you aren’t concerned about these contaminants. Airborne particulates can trigger allergy or asthma flare-ups as well as itchy eyes and airway irritation. They even affect your sleep, which is essential for your overall health. At Wards Air Conditioning in Lakeland, Florida, we’ve compiled a few tips for improving your home’s indoor air quality starting today.

Source Control

The first step for maintaining optimal indoor air quality is blocking contaminants at the source by keeping windows and doors sealed, using strategically placed doormats and vacuuming once or twice per week. Have your HVAC ducts inspected or repaired to keep contaminants out of your air supply. If you have allergies, wash bedding and linens in hot water, and consider having someone else help with the cleaning to minimize uncomfortable symptoms.

Air Cleaners for Contaminant Removal

Keeping contaminants out of your home is one thing, but you may still experience issues with dust, pet hair and microscopic allergens. Filtration is the most effective way to control airborne particulates. This strategy starts with your HVAC return filter, but it doesn’t have to stop there. For optimal results, consider installing a whole-house air cleaner. These systems remove more than 99% of contaminants, and they work around the clock to deliver continuous results.

Ventilators and Humidity Controls

Humidity and ventilation also affect your air quality. In Florida, excess moisture can contribute to mold, mildew, musty odors or condensation that requires supplemental dehumidification. Tightly sealed homes may benefit from mechanical ventilators that control gas-type pollutants, such as carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds. Our contractors can suggest specialized products designed to address your specific concerns.

Professional Indoor Air Quality Services

Call Wards Air Conditioning to learn more about our indoor air quality services or selection of air cleaners and ventilators. Our family has served local homeowners and businesses since 1961.

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