What exactly impacts indoor air quality?05/25/2018You’ve likely heard the term indoor air quality before, and you may even realize how important it is, but Lycoming Heating Company wants to ensure you realize what could potentially be influencing the quality of air in your home. When you are spending a fair amount of time in your home you can let dust, dirt and other contaminants to build up within your home and affect the air in the house. You might not believe this, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors versus outdoors. Here are a few steps you can take to help manage the indoor air quality in your home. Remove the contaminants – One of the best ways to increase the air quality is to really eliminate the dust and debris. Vacuum and clean weekly to remove the contaminants. You should also wash your bed linens frequently. Properly store household products and cleaning supplies – This helps to keep any fumes contained, especially for anyone in your family who may be sensitive to odors. Ensure your home is properly ventilated – Newer buildings are well-insulated and sealed to help conserve energy, so it’s wise to have proper ventilation to allow airborne pollutants to leave the home. Control the amount of moisture in the home – The EPA also recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. If you are wanting to hear about additional ways to increase your indoor air quality, Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport offers a variety of indoor air quality solutions, including: Humidifiers Dehumidifiers Germicidal Lights Ventilation Filtration Air Purification If you have questions about how to improve your indoor air quality, our experts will happily come out and assess your home. Give us a call at 570-326-4450 or arrange an appointment online.