Poor ventilation, a dirty air filter and poor humidity control are just three of the many reasons your home in Riverside might have bad indoor air quality. Understanding the causes of bad indoor air quality is crucial to proactively making your home healthier.

Insufficient Airflow and Ventilation

Restricted airflow and poor ventilation trap indoor pollutants. Contaminants from tobacco smoke, humidity, allergens and cleaning solutions, like volatile organic compounds, build up without adequate ventilation, lowering the quality of the air we breathe indoors.

Dirty Air Filter

Air conditioning and heating systems are most successful at filtering out pollutants and contaminants when their filters are kept clean and in good working order via routine maintenance. This preventative measure not only enhances air quality but also halts the spread of potentially hazardous particles, making for healthier indoor air.

On the other hand, a dirty air filter makes it difficult for the HVAC system to filter allergens, dust and other dangerous components from the air, enabling them to move freely throughout the house. When allowed to build up, these pollutants can make breathing difficult, set off allergy attacks and lower the air quality in your home. The easiest way to avoid this problem is by changing the HVAC filter once every few months.

Excessive Humidity

Excessive humidity produces thriving environments for mold and dust mites, which harms the quality of air in your home. The best relative humidity level for healthy indoor air is between 30% and 50%. This sweet spot is ideal for avoiding both the health risks (respiratory issues) of too much moisture in the air and the discomfort (dry skin and stuffy nose) connected with overly dry air. You can keep the humidity levels in your home at a comfortable level by checking them often and using humidifiers or dehumidifiers as needed.

In addition to helping people improve their home’s indoor air quality, Innova Heating & Air also offers heating and cooling maintenance plans. Contact Innova Heating & Air now to learn more about creating a healthier home with air purifiers, UV lights, and ductless systems.

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