Improving Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Air conditioner blowing cold air.

People spend most of their time indoors, especially at home. That’s why it’s important to take steps to improve the quality of the air inside your home, since indoor air pollution can be many times worse than the outside air in some of the biggest cities. Air conditioning service companies in Tucson can recommend products and solutions to make sure your indoor air is as clean as possible. There are also some steps you can take to eliminate pollution sources and improve your home’s indoor air quality, including:

Improve Ventilation

Proper ventilation can help prevent the buildup and circulation of airborne contaminants, pollutants, and allergens. There are lots of ways you can improve your home’s ventilation, like using an exhaust fan when cooking and making sure all chimney flues and combustion appliance exhaust pipes are clean and free of obstructions.

Store Chemicals Outside

Household cleaning products, even those advertised as “eco-friendly” and “all natural,” often include harmful chemicals and other ingredients that can lead to indoor air pollution. What’s more, these harmful chemicals and ingredients can be released into the air while the cleaning supplies are just sitting beneath a cupboard. Your safest bet is to store all chemicals outside or in the garage or utility room where ventilation is good.

Change Your Air Filters

Another easy way to improve the air quality inside your home is to check your air filters every month and clean or replace as necessary. Dirty air filters are ineffective at trapping contaminants, pollutants, and allergens which can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Changing your air filters regularly can also help improve the efficiency of your air conditioner.

B&J Refrigeration in Tucson offers a multitude of residential air conditioning services, and our expert technicians can make sure that your system isn’t contributing to poor indoor air quality. We can also recommend and install products that can clean up the air in your home, and if you need help with basic maintenance like changing an air filter we can do that too. Call us at (520) 308-6722 to learn more about our residential AC maintenance and repair services.