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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

In honor of Clean Air Month, we want to take some time out to educate you on the importance of indoor air quality in your home. With warmer temperatures and an increase in humidity settling in, pollutants can concentrate inside your home and cause you to feel ill. See below for more information:

What Causes Air Pollution?

While there are many factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality, gases and harmful particles released into the air are the primary cause of poor indoor air quality. Are you the type of person that doesn’t like to let sunlight and fresh air into your home? Inadequate ventilation can make symptoms worse so it’s important to open up your shades and windows once in a while.

How Can You Fight Back?

While opening windows and doors to allow fresh air in can help dilute the concentration of pollutants inside your home, you should also be cleaning your HVAC filters regularly. Additionally, try to keep humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. You can help keep humidity down by running your air conditioner and having a dehumidification system installed.

Thinking about an indoor air quality system for your home? Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has been providing homeowners in the Twin Cities – St. Paul area for decades. Contact us today at (612) 324-1004 to learn more!

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