Spring Indoor Air Quality Concerns
Posted On: 4/25/2016 3:37 PM
Spring is finally here in Syracuse, which means it’s time to open up the windows and let some fresh air into the house. If you suffer from allergies, however, chances are you’ll find that the air outside isn’t always as fresh as you might hope. Whether it be smoke, combustion fuel sources, mold or other pollutants, the air outside can be loaded with particles that can affect the health and safety of you and your family once inside the home. Add to this household chemicals and issues with your HVAC system, and controlling indoor air quality can be a true challenge.
High levels of indoor pollutants can lead to something known as “sick building syndrome,” which can make allergies and respiratory problems like asthma more difficult to deal with than they should have to be. Fortunately, there are ways to improve indoor air quality, and it all starts with a home energy audit.
Why an Energy Audit?
In order to deal with any problems with the home, it’s important to first be able to isolate them. An energy audit will give you a clear, concise view of what’s happening within the home, whether it be issues with air sealing, insulation, your HVAC system or otherwise. Zerodraft will take a close look at these and other factors affecting home energy efficiency, and we’ll put together a list of recommendations that will solve any problems that we discover.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
There are a number of different ways to improve indoor air quality, all of which can enhance home performance and make your home a more comfortable place to live. In most cases, it comes down to the following three needs:
- Insulation: Essential for keeping clean, conditioned air inside and preventing outside air from entering the home.
- Ventilation: Bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms must be properly vented in order for indoor air quality to not be negatively affected.
- Air Sealing: Combined with insulation, air sealing is the first line of defense against outside air from entering the home.
Zerodraft can help you with all of this and more, ensuring that the air within your home is clean and free of harmful pollutants and contaminants. Our team of home performance professionals will thoroughly examine your home to isolate any problems that are currently contributing to issues with indoor air quality, answering any questions you may have along the way.
Ready to make your home a safer, cleaner environment for you and your family? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.