Indoor air quality in Raleigh NC is even more important to your family’s health than outdoor ambient pollution. When you have pollutants circulating around your home, you’re more likely to suffer from allergies and get sick—some indoor air pollutants are even carcinogenic. This is why it’s important to improve your home’s air quality.

Let’s look at 4 ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

1. Source Control

Source control means the elimination of causes of pollution within your home. The EPA recognizes source control as the most effective way to minimize pollutants inside your home. Quit smoking indoors, find and eliminate mold, and keep pets outside. You’ll also want to consider a carbon monoxide detector.

2. Air Conditioning

Air cleaners are another effective way to eliminate pollutants in your home. Your air conditioning system contains filters to trap dust and other pollutants. When your air conditioning is working properly, it purifies your air before recirculating it. Frequently change the filters in your air conditioning system to ensure that it continues to do its job. Indoor air purifiers are also available, which do a great job of eliminating allergens such as pollen, and viruses.

4. Duct Replacement

Damaged and leaking ducts allow cleaned, conditioned air to escape and dusty, dirty air to enter your ducts, polluting your indoor environment. Duct replacement can provide homeowners with immediate improvement in indoor air quality.

5. UV Germicidal Lights

Bacteria and viruses reduce indoor air quality and cause disease, but germs can’t escape UV lights. Your air conditioning services provider may offer UV germicidal lights, which use ultraviolet rays to kill bacteria and viruses in your home.

At R & S Mechanical, we do more than offer air conditioning services, we offer indoor air quality solutions. If you’re tired of getting sick or suffering from allergies inside your home, call us at (919) 302-8956