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November 23, 2020
Feeling cooped up inside your home this year? You’re not alone! In a normal year, it’s estimated that most Americans spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. In 2020, that number is undoubtedly even higher. Instead of spreading out your time between your office building, restaurants, movie theaters, and more, you’re probably spending all day in your own house.
That puts an even bigger responsibility on your home to be a healthy and safe indoor environment. Are you looking to improve the indoor air quality in your home? Here are some steps you can take with Greiner to improve your residential indoor air quality (IAQ).
What Are the Signs of Poor IAQ?
Unhealthy indoor air can be hard to recognize because often homeowners don’t connect their homes with the health symptoms they’re experiencing, and assume they simply have allergies. Are you or a member of your family experiencing any of the following? If so, it could actually be your home causing the issue!
● Dry mouth
● Sore throat
● Sinus congestion
How Can My Home Create Unhealthy Air?
Here are just a few of the common ways that your house and everyday indoor activities can contribute to poor indoor air quality.
High humidity from showering, cooking, or air leaks can lead to growth.
Tobacco smoke, pet dander, pesticides, and household cleaning products are all common indoor air pollutants.
Asbestos from old insulation can be health hazards to your home.
Carbon monoxide leaks from combustion fuel appliances like stoves or furnaces can pose a serious health risk to the people inside your home.
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Improving indoor air quality is much more than buying a few plants, beeswax candles, or essential oils (none of which will make a real difference in your IAQ - some can even make it worse!). At Greiner, we have a number of whole home solutions designed to both fight against the causes of poor indoor air quality and to reduce the concentration of air pollutants in your home.
Residential indoor air quality testing is a great way to get started, as our air quality experts can tell you exactly what air pollutants are in your home, and use the results of testing to recommend specific solutions for you.
There are a number of ways you can reduce high humidity and moisture issues in your house, from air sealing to ductwork inspection and sealing, which can help create a healthier ventilation system throughout your house. Properly installed central air conditioning and ductless mini-splits also dehumidify the air.
Improve Your Air Quality with Greiner
You can trust your home to the professionals at Greiner. From HVAC systems to insulation and indoor air quality, we understand how all the different components and systems of your home work together. We’ll take the time to listen to the problems you’re having with your home to find the right solution for you, whether it’s healthier indoor air or lowering your energy bills ( we can even solve both problems at the same time!).