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How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend an average of 90% of their lives indoors, and the air indoors can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Take the necessary steps that will ensure the air you’re breathing in your home is as clean as can be.

Air Filtration

At TriCounty Services, we offer a number of air filtration and HVAC solutions. Our systems will help to reduce allergens and particles in the air making your home or business more comfortable and healthier.

Air Scrubber by Aerus

This is a low maintenance option for air filtration that is designed to especially benefit those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory difficulties. It has a specialized UV light that drastically reduces odors and even smoke in your home or business.

iWave

The iWave is an air purification device that can be installed in an air conditioning duct system. When air passes through the system, ions produced by the device kill or minimize pathogens, allergens, particles, bacteria and odors in the air. This leaves your home healthier without producing any harmful byproducts in the process.

Electronic Air Cleaner

These systems attach to your furnace at the air return. They first have a primary filter that catches and traps large particles such as dust and dander. Then the air continues into the electrically charged filters and traps smaller particles such as bacteria and mold. This prevents them from recirculating throughout your home.

Media Filter

This option is less expensive than others, and it still works at an efficiency rate of around 30% and is effective at capturing allergens. This filter is very easy to replace and just slides into your unit.

If you have any questions about these specific air filtration systems, reach out to the experts at TriCounty Services.

Ventilation

Allowing natural ventilation in your home is a great way to keep your home cool, but it is also very beneficial for your home’s air quality. In the summer we tend to keep our houses closed up so that we don’t allow the hot or cold air in, but this leaves our homes filled with stale, musty air that is more likely to carry allergens and particles. Open your windows in the early mornings and the evenings so that fresh air can flow throughout your home and make sure not to leave any rooms closed off for too long. Keep bedroom doors open so that fresh air can flow freely.

Plants

Unless you live in a home completely free of toxins, it is likely that quite a few chemicals surround you on a daily basis. Some of the most common chemicals found in a household’s air include benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. Even if you think you have a chemical free home, it is likely that you have plastics, detergent, gasoline, dyes, pesticides, and even some fabrics that carry these toxins throughout your home.

Some of the best indoor plants for removing these chemicals and toxins from your home include:

  • English Ivy

  • Bamboo Palm

  • Gerbera Daisy

  • Dragon Tree

  • Pot Mum

  • Peace Lily

  • Spider Plant

If you’re interested in improving your home’s air quality and you live in the Camarillo and Ventura County area, then reach out to the air quality experts at TriCounty Services. We have a variety of methods to help make your home a more comfortable and healthy residence and would be happy to help you find the best solution.

Eliminate or minimize the effects of allergies and asthma with our services.

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