Indoor air pollution can trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath, and even a full-blown asthma attack. There are potential sources of air pollution in just about every room of your house, but the good news is that there are easy and affordable solutions to combating them. You might be surprised to learn that the air you and your family breathe each day may contain pollutants such as:

  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Dust Mites
  • Pet Dander
  • Smoke & Dust

Here are 3 Steps to Better Indoor Air Quality for your Stamford, CT home.

Cleaning Your Air Conditioner – Many AC systems, especially older or poorly maintained systems, can act as a reservoir for dust, bacteria, mold and other fungi. Some of these contaminants are relatively benign, assuming that no one in your household is allergic. Others can pose a serious health risk and have a dramatic negative impact on indoor air quality in your home.

Replace Your Air Filter – Replacing your a air filter could help prevent cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in the United States, suggests a study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Installing new air filters in your Connecticut home are relatively inexpensive to purchase and operate and can effectively remove tiny particles that can be inhaled, to improve air quality inside homes where the majority of your time is spent.

Humidifiers – Proper humidity balance not only means improved comfort, but it also helps to minimize dust problems. Low humidity leads to more dead skin and dust in the house, while high humidity can promote the development of dust mites.

For more advice about combating air pollution in your Connecticut household, call the professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating in Stamford, CT today. We are highly trained and experienced water heater service technicians that will gladly answer your questions. If you are in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport or any surrounding towns in Fairfield County, you can turn to Schede Plumbing and Heating to provide professional water heater sales, service, and repair. Contact us today for a free consultation!