Why Is Your Indoor Air Quality Important?

The importance of indoor air quality

It’s a common misconception that the outdoors can trigger allergies and health concerns because of the high concentration of pollen, smog, and other pollutants. However, did you know that according to the CDC, the concentration of pollutants inside your home can actually be 2 to 10 times higher than what is outside? With studies showing that poor indoor air quality can lead to adverse health effects, it’s important to take a hard look at your home’s air. At Georgia Climate Control, we are committed to helping you improve the quality of your air, creating a cleaner and safer environment for you and your family. Let our team of experienced technicians give your home a flu shot to keep your space clean and comfortable all year round.

If you or a loved one has been experiencing an increase in allergy symptoms, sneezing, wheezing, or asthma attacks, it is likely that indoor pollution is the culprit. Children, the elderly, and individuals who are immune-compromised are especially susceptible to the effects of poor indoor air.

There can be a variety of airborne contaminants in your space, including:

  • Mold
  • Dust mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Viruses
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Insect parts
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • And more!

How to Help Your Indoor Air Quality 

The way we use our homes has changed drastically recently because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with our space turning into an office, classroom, and movie theatre all in one. We are home more than ever now, and it’s important to make sure it is a safe, fresh, clean, and comfortable place to be. While the best way to improve your indoor air is through professional indoor air quality services, there are some things you can do to improve your air right away.

3 simple ways to improve your indoor air:

  1. Increase ventilation: One of the easiest and most impactful ways to improve your air is by opening windows and running ceiling fans more frequently.
  2. Check your home’s humidity: Overly humid spaces can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. So, testing your humidity and installing a whole-home dehumidifier if needed can be a great way to make your space more comfortable for you, and less hospitable for mold.
  3. Regularly clean your rugs or carpet: Your rugs and carpet soak up dirt and debris, holding these contaminants in the fibers. The longer you wait to clean these surfaces, the more buildup will occur, which means you could be kicking contaminants around your home with every step.

When you are really ready to take control of your home’s air, give our team at Georgia Climate Control a call. We begin your service by monitoring your space to detect for toxic particles, contaminants in the air, and biological particulates. Once we determine the extent of the issue, we will find the perfect product for your property, installing air filtration systems that kill viruses and bacteria, remove harmful VOCs, eliminate cooking odors, and reduce allergens.

Take control of your indoor air by calling Georgia Climate Control today at (770) 599-5331 or reach out to our team online by filling out our quick and easy form.