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Indoor Air Quality

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Proven IAQ Solutions

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Indoor air quality is one of the most overlooked aspects of home maintenance and upkeep. While we easily notice dirty floors and dusty shelves, gauging indoor air quality can be challenging. Neglecting this crucial aspect of your home for too long can result in undesirable consequences.

For the team here at Longacre Company, nothing is more important than the health of our community, and we breathe a breath of fresh air every time we get the chance to inform and educate about the importance of indoor air quality.

Biggest Contributors To Poor IAQ

The best way to combat bad indoor air quality is by filtering out pollutants at their source. Below are some of the biggest contributing factors to poor indoor air quality.

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Inadequate Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential throughout the home for removing stale air and circulating fresh air.

Ventilation is particularly important in areas where air pollutants become a compounding problem — like kitchen stove and fireplace ventilation.

Indoor Pollutants

Indoor pollutants cover a range of pollution sources that are common in almost every home. These sources include:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Mold and mildew
  • Volatile organic compounds from paint, furniture or cleaning agents

Moisture And Humidity

Maintaining low moisture and humidity levels is crucial, as elevated levels can foster the growth of mold and mildew. These contaminants reproduce through tiny airborne particles known as spores, contributing to poor IAQ.

Poor Cleaning Practices

Cleaning isn’t only important for aesthetic reasons. Dusting and vacuuming are particularly important for indoor air quality because pollutants can easily accumulate on your shelves and in your carpet to be released into the air later.

Occupant Activities

Everyday activities like cooking can impact indoor air quality negatively, especially if smoke is produced. Adequate stove ventilation is essential to counteract these effects.

Additionally, common items like pressurized hair sprays and chemical cleaning products can contribute to poor IAQ, emphasizing the importance of proper ventilation and mindful product choices.

Outdoor Sources

Like it or not, it’s hard to fully separate the inside of your home from everything outside. Pollutants like pollen, smog and industrial byproducts all can make their way inside your home.

We suggest homeowners pay attention to local air quality levels. Remember to keep your windows closed when pollution levels are high.

Poorly Maintained HVAC Equipment

Your HVAC system impacts the quality of the air inside your home. It’s recommended that you have your air filters replaced at least once every three months to ensure that your system isn’t being restricted by poor airflow and inadequate filtration.

HVAC Maintenance Is Key To Good IAQ

Because your HVAC system plays such an important role in the quality of your indoor air, you must stay up to date with your system maintenance schedule.

It’s suggested that you have your system inspected at least once a year. Doing so will ensure that your system is working properly and free of faults that might lead to you getting a lungful of something other than fresh air.

Whole Home Air Filtration

For homeowners who want full control and confidence about their indoor air quality, we suggest asking one of our professionals about a whole home air filtration system.

Generally integrated into your main HVAC system, whole home air filtration systems add a layer of protection from airborne contaminates. Some systems are capable of purification, offering laboratory-like levels of air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Services You Can Rely On

For all your home air quality needs, whether it’s general maintenance tips or access to a confidence-boosting filtration system, contact Longacre Company. We offer comprehensive HVAC solutions you can rely on.