Easy Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Easy Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
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Easy Ways You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

10-11-2019
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You do not have to put up with unhealthy indoor air quality in your Columbus, OH home. Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning offers many solutions to help.

You do not have to put up with unhealthy indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Columbus, OH home. Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning has a ton of solutions to help and we'll talk more about those later. First let's make sure you are doing the easy things to improve your IAQ.

1 - Ventilation:

Good airflow removes stagnant air and brings in fresh air. Of course, the easiest way is to open doors and windows. It's not always practical, but it's a good choice when weather and other conditions allow it.

2 - Heating & A/C system clean

Air conditioners can help improve indoor air quality, but you must do your part by replacing or cleaning your filters. The filter is what removes particles from the air.

3- Launder bedding & clothes

You don't necessarily need to have a clean fetish, but dust mites can linger on your clothes, bedding and curtains. Cleaning them often will help. The mites can cause an allergic reaction irritating your nose and throat.

4 - Beeswax candles

Did you know a lighted beeswax candle gives off negative ions? Things like dust, dirt, and pollen carry a positive charge. The candles can "suck" in the particles or cause them to fall to the floor. Just remember, always be extremely careful with burning candles.

5 - Salt lamps

You've likely seen or heard about these. A light source is put inside a chunk of Himalayan salt When the lamp is on the reaction with the salt also emits negative ions. Some people with Asthma swear the lamps help reduce their symptoms.

The danger is real

The important thing is to realize the risk is there even if you are not having any symptoms. Scientific studies routinely show poor indoor air quality is a major public health concern. On average we spend 90% of our time indoors. Among those who spend the most time inside are the very young, elderly, and those with existing health problems. They are most susceptible to the health risks posed by indoor pollution.

Taking it a step further

We're all for taking common-sense steps to help improve indoor air quality, but in many cases it's just not effective enough. Fire & Ice features some of the top air quality products in the industry.

Trane Clean Effects

This system has been tested and verified by many third parties, including the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited. Those groups gave this whole-home air cleaner and asthma & allergy friendly Certification. The electrostatic filter charges particles in the air so they "stick" to the collection cells. The Clean Effects™ filtration can trap particles one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair.

Honeywell F100

This is a whole house media air cleaner. While it's not an electrostatic cleaner, it is 85% more effective than a standard one-inch filter. It also requires far less maintenance because it can last six to 12 months before it needs to be changed.

Protect your family

Worried about the effects of poor indoor air quality and the lack of fresh air in your home? Call Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss the options. Working together is the best way to make your Columbus, OH home as safe and healthy as it can be. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more great information.

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