Indoor air quality
We all like our homes to be clean and clutter free. But what about the air we breathe inside of our homes? We want that to be clean, too. It’s been shown that many times the air we breathe in our home is just as contaminated with toxins, including dust mites, pollen, mold and other unwanted air pollutants, as the air outdoors. And because indoor air quality is now one of the EPA’s top five environmental risks to public health, it’s more important than ever before to ensure the air we breathe indoors and outdoors is safe and healthy.
How You Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are plenty of ways to improve indoor air quality. Remember, determining what’s right for you and your family is important as not everyone’s home has the same needs. Below are a few suggestions to get you thinking about how to improve air quality in your home:
- Increased ventilation – Opening up the windows is a great first step in improving the air quality of your home. During the winter, we often keep all of our windows closed for months on end, but it’s important to remember that while it is cold outside, it’s also important to get the air in our homes circulating. Consider opening up your windows for a couple of minutes a few times a week—while it may drop the temperature in your house, the fresh air will do wonders for the quality of the air in your home. A more energy efficient way to get fresh air into the home is to install a whole-home air ventilator. Ventilators work with your HVAC system and can save energy by retaining the heat of stale air before it is moved out of the house.
- Air cleaning – Whether it’s common air pollutants, seasonal allergies or dander from our furry friends, air cleaners can dramatically improve the quality of the air in our homes. American Standard’s air cleaners feature filters that are up to 15 times more effective than a standard throw away filter. Plus, because air cleaners work with your HVAC system and not just in one particular room, you can be sure that the air you breathe upstairs is the same as the air you breathe downstairs.
- Upgrade old appliances – Sometimes the appliances we use can significantly alter the quality of air in our homes. Be sure you’re using energy-efficient appliances and means of heat so that you’re not breathing in unwanted pollutants. Upgrading means you’ll be helping to save the environment and energy costs.
How To Improve Air Quality in Your Home
American Standard has a variety of air quality add-on components and products, including air cleaners and air purifiers to help you keep your home cool, comfortable and clean. Our American Standard Customer Care dealers can help you keep the air you breathe clean, as well as keep everyone in your family comfortable with ways to improve indoor air quality.