Many people believe air pollution is something you’re only be exposed outdoors, but the truth is, indoor air can be just as contaminated–sometimes even more so–than outdoor air. This is probably due to the fact that your HVAC system isn’t fully equipped to clean the air circulating in your home.
That’s why our experts at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating recommend taking extra measures to ensure the quality of your indoor air. Here are a few of our best tips to help you get started.
As one of the area’s most trusted HVAC experts, we follow California’s stringent regulations regarding air quality wherever we provide service. We’re committed to protecting your home from the smog and pollution of the outdoors and providing your family with the right tools to maintain good indoor air quality, or IAQ. Contact our professionals today for a full inspection, and we’ll be more than happy to give you our best recommendations for IAQ solutions in your home.
Studies have shown that keeping a healthy level of relative humidity (RH) in your home is crucial to your overall IAQ. Dry air due to low RH can result in skin, throat and nasal irritations, chapped lips, and even allergies, while high RH encourages the spread and growth of mold and mildew, and can even make you more prone to infections such as colds and fevers. Keep your RH levels between 40 to 60% to avoid any of said problems. You can use a humidistat to monitor your RH, but you’ll need either a humidifier or a dehumidifier to adjust the levels accordingly. Ask your HVAC contractor about retrofitting one or both of these to your existing system.
Carbon Monoxide Levels
CO or carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas produced by the combustion process in most gas- or oil-fired furnace systems. Most of the time, this gas is released safely through the flue and away from your ducts. Sometimes, however, malfunctioning registers can allow the CO to mix in with your circulating air. The results could be potentially disastrous, which is why it’s best to install a CO detector to help warn you of any contamination in your indoor air.
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At J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re your leading provider of heating and air conditioning services in the area. Call us at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation today.