5 Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality—and Why It Matters!

5 Steps To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality. Senior woman feeling pain at home.

There is nothing like taking a nice walk here in Phoenix and enjoying a breath of fresh air, but what about the air we breathe inside our homes and workplaces?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air pollution can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. We spend a significant amount of time indoors, roughly 90 percent, according to some studies! Prioritizing healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential for our well-being.

At Desert Diamond Air, we understand how important it is to improve your indoor air quality, and we are here to help you do so! Let us provide the useful tips and services you need to create a comfortable home.

Steps to Take Back Control of Your Indoor Air Quality

There are a number of steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home or business:

  1. Increase Ventilation: Open windows and doors regularly to introduce fresh air and dilute indoor pollutants.
  2. Reduce Allergens: Invest in high-quality air filters for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and change them regularly. Wash your sheets and pillowcases in hot water weekly to combat dust mites. Regularly vacuum your carpets and rugs with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.
  3. Control Humidity: Maintain a comfortable humidity level—between 30 to 50 percent—to discourage mold growth and dust mite activity. Consider adding a dehumidifier to combat excess humidity.
  4. Address Sources of Pollution: Avoid smoking indoors, and consider using natural cleaning products to minimize chemical exposure.
  5. Invest in Air Purification: Desert Diamond Air offers a variety of top-quality Trane indoor air quality products, including air purifiers specifically designed to remove allergens, dust, and other airborne contaminants.

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

Poor IAQ can impact everyone, but it can be particularly troublesome for those suffering from allergies and respiratory problems. Studies by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) suggest that between 10 and 30 percent of the population experiences allergies.

While some common allergens like pollen originate outdoors, they can easily end up on your clothes or pets and infiltrate your living space. Additionally, dust mites, which thrive in most environments, can trigger allergic reactions for many.

Beyond allergies, poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health concerns, including:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis
  • Difficulty concentrating

Upgrade Your Outdated HVAC System and Enjoy Better Indoor Air Quality

While the tips above can significantly improve your indoor air quality, an aging and inefficient HVAC system can hinder your efforts. As your heating and cooling equipment nears the end of its useful service life, it can struggle to properly filter and circulate air, potentially exacerbating indoor air quality issues.

If your HVAC system is 10 years or older or your system is breaking down frequently, consider upgrading to a newer model. Desert Diamond Air is proud to offer a variety of high-efficiency Trane systems designed to not only keep your home comfortable but also promote healthy indoor air quality.

For a limited time, Desert Diamond Air is offering a special discount of $650 off all qualifying Trane units. This is a fantastic opportunity to invest in your health and comfort!

Ready to Improve Your Phoenix Home’s Indoor Air Quality Today?

By prioritizing healthy indoor air quality and taking some simple steps, you can create a cleaner and healthier environment for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you are interested in adding an indoor air quality product or upgrading your Phoenix, AZ, home’s HVAC system, our Desert Diamond Air experts are here to help you choose the perfect Trane system! Breathe easy and call us at 602-362-4599 or request service online.

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