Stop Doing These Things That Lower Your Indoor Air Quality   

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It’s National Clean Air Month! What a perfect time to chat about something super important – indoor air quality (IAQ). Did you know the air inside your home could be up to five times more polluted than the air outside? Yep, it’s because the same air keeps circling around your home if it’s not filtered or ventilated properly. Since we spend a lot of our time indoors, making sure the air in our homes is clean is pretty crucial. So, stick around with us as your Circleville Heating & Cooling experts dive into the do’s and don’ts of keeping your indoor air quality top-notch. 

Here are a few smells that might be messing with the air quality in your place: 

  • Germs 
  • Viruses 
  • Dust buildup 
  • Mold and mildew 
  • Pet smells and dander 
  • Tobacco smoke 
  • Cooking odors 
  • Airborne chemicals 
  • Allergens 

1. Stop Forgetting to Change Your Air Filters    

Got a ton of things on your plate? It’s pretty easy to let some slide, but here’s something you really shouldn’t skip – changing your air filters regularly. Those little guys are super important for keeping the air in your place clean. They catch all the nasty stuff like dust, dirt, and pollen, making sure you’re not breathing it in. So, if you let them get too dirty, they won’t work as well, and that’s not good for your health.  

Instead: Remember to switch out your air filters every 1-2 months. Doing this is a game-changer for both your health and indoor air quality. 

2. Stop Letting Odors Accumulate    

Odors are a part of life; there is nothing to be embarrassed about! Whether it’s from cooking up a storm, your furry friends, or just everyday stuff around the house, smells can stick around and make your place feel less fresh. And let’s be real, nobody wants a stuffy home, plus it’s not great for the air you’re breathing in. Also, some smells can actually be bad for your health, especially from things like strong cleaning products.  


Consider getting a whole-home air purifier, like the iWave-R. It’s an air purifying system that pairs up with your HVAC and uses modern-day tech to clean up the air, getting rid of odors and unwanted airborne particles. But that’s not the best part. It cleans itself, so you hardly have to do a thing to keep it running smoothly. Imagine getting better air quality without any extra hassle, just the one-time setup! 


Another awesome option for gaining cleaner air is UV lights. They get tucked away and installed inside of your air ducts, where they remain out of sight and out of mind. But the great thing about them is they do their job diligently in the background by killing and zapping airborne pathogens before they get a chance to be dispersed and roam around your place. On top of that, you only need to swap out these UV bulbs every 2-3 years, so maintenance is really simple as well. Plus, you can have your technician do this at your yearly tune-up and safety checks. 

3. Stop Letting Moisture Build Up   

Excessive moisture is another thing that can greatly bring down the air quality in your home. The key to boosting your home’s IAQ back up to where it should be is to remove the excess moisture from your home environment. Too much moisture in your place can cause mold to grow, and that’s not good for your health, as it can cause severe respiratory issues. You should also stay vigilant for oncoming mold signs like water stains on your ceilings or walls, a musty smell, or your window condensation. 

Instead: If you do have extra moisture in your home, it’s time to think about snagging a whole-home dehumidifier. It teams up with your HVAC system to pull out moisture from the air and brings the air quality within your home back to a more balanced level.  

A relaxing and healthy home begins with clean, well-kept air! Raising your home’s indoor air quality is certainly possible when you know what aspects of it needs to be addressed. If you’re still unsure and have some questions for us, we’d love to aid you in your air quality endeavors. Give us a call whenever you’re ready! 

Call Circleville Heating & Cooling today at (740) 218-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here