Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

pollutionMost of us tend to think of pollution as something that only occurs outside — smog, billowing smoke stacks and haze hanging in the air are all perfect examples. But the truth is, indoor air is often more harmful and polluted than anything we come into contact with outdoors.

The average person spends nearly 90 percent of their day indoors. With so much time spent at home, in the office or at school, it shouldn’t be a surprise that indoor air quality (IAQ) can have a significant impact on your health in more ways than one. In fact, poor IAQ is associated with a variety of health concerns, including asthma, nausea and fatigue.

So can you improve indoor air quality?

  • Reduce Chemical Pollutants: High-efficiency filters, green commercial cleaning products and germicidal lights can all play a part in reducing indoor contamination. These products help control particles, chemical vapors and bioeareosls.
  • Balance Indoor Humidity: High levels of humidity have been linked to asthma and increase the risk of mildew, bacteria and dust mites. To control humidity levels, you should invest in a high-efficiency filter, as well as a dehumidification system based on humidity levels rather than temperature.
  • Eliminate Dander: Reduce allergies and asthma by making sure your facility is clean and free of common triggers such as roaches, dust mites and mold. Common methods to attack the dander problem include high-efficiency air filters and germicidal lights.
  • Counter Carbon-Dioxide: Poor air circulation can drastically reduce concentration levels and increase fatigue. Control ventilation systems exchange and dilute contaminated air by introducing fresh air, based on current building carbon dioxide levels.
  • Eliminate Dander: Reduce allergies and asthma by making sure your facility is clean and free of common triggers such as roaches, dust mites and mold. Common methods to attack the dander problem include high-efficiency air filters and germicidal lights.

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