Improving the Air Quality Inside Your Home

At Deljo, we’re not only determined to provide the very best in heating and cooling services in Lincoln Park, we’re also concerned about the health of those we serve. One aspect of our health that we often overlook and take for granted, is the quality of the indoor air that we breathe, air that’s often far more polluted than outdoor air.

So, to your good health, we offer a few tips for improving the air quality inside your home.

Bring in some outside air.

Weather permitting, try to open some of your windows 5-10 minutes a day to lower concentrations of toxic chemicals and carbon dioxide (CO2). Pollution peaks may also happen when you bring in a new piece of pressed-wood furniture or add some paint to the walls.

Keep the smoke outside.

There’s no level of risk-free exposure to secondhand smoke. The smoke exhaled from one drag on a cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals. So if you smoke, we urge you to stop, and ask all smokers to step outside before lighting up.

Keep a healthy level of humidity.

Dust mites and mold love moisture, and keeping humidity around 30-50% helps keep them and other allergens under control. A dehumidifier, along with air conditioning in the summer, helps reduce moisture in indoor air and control allergens.

Test for radon.

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium found in virtually all soil and can move through the ground into any home, new or old. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. To protect your family, you can purchase inexpensive radon testing kits online or at many hardware and home improvement stores.

Minimize the use of synthetic fragrances.

You probably associate that lemony or piney scent with cleanliness, but those synthetic fragrances contain dozens of chemicals, some of which are considered hazardous or toxic under federal law. To minimize your risk, use fragrance-free laundry products and stop using aerosol sprays.

Consider a Carrier Infinity Air Purifier GAPA.

This product of modern technology works silently in-line with your HVAC system to trap up to 95% of pathogens in your indoor air and uses an electrical charge to either kill or inactivate them.

To learn more about the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, or to get the very best in heating and cooling services in Lincoln Park, call Deljo today at 773-829-4925.