Tips To Improve Your Homes Indoor Air Quality

indoor air quality

What is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality refers to how clean the air is inside your home. It’s important because good air inside helps us breathe easier and stay healthy. If the air in your home isn’t clean, it can cause problems like allergies or asthma to get worse. The very young or old or those with respiratory conditions are especially vulnerable to poor indoor air quality.

Why Lubbock Homes Need Good Air Quality

In Lubbock, Texas, the weather can be very hot and dry, and sometimes the air outside can carry dust and pollen. The Lubbock area is also the third windiest city in the United States. Believe it or not, Lubbock even outranks Chicago, dubbed the Windy City! When the allergens outside make their way in, air quality worsens. This is why finding ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality is very important.

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric offers indoor air quality solutions to keep your loved ones breathing easier regardless of the pollutants blowing around outside. 

Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Keep It Clean

A clean house is a great first step to improved indoor air quality. Regular vacuuming and dusting can reduce dust, pet hair, and other things that float around in the air. Make sure to use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. This type of filter is good at trapping tiny particles.

Change Your Air Filters

Homes in Lubbock typically use heating or cooling systems. These systems have air filters that need to be changed regularly. A clean filter can catch more dust and pollen and stop these from spreading around your house. 

Armstrong’s comprehensive maintenance check ensures that your air filters are checked, cleaned, or replaced when we inspect your system. Call today to learn more about our ASAP (Armstrong Service Agreement Plan).

Use Cooking Vents

Whenever you cook, use your kitchen vents. This helps get rid of cooking smells and smoke, which can make your home’s air dirty. Opening a window may help, but with the windy climate in our area, your indoor air quality may only get worse.  

Armstrong provides a variety of indoor air quality solutions to ensure the indoor environment is always fresh and clean regardless of what’s cooking!

Control Humidity

Too much humidity can make mold grow in your home, which is bad for the air. In Lubbock, the air is usually dry, but that can be an issue, too. Schedule an appointment with one of Armstrong’s trained Comfort Specialists. They can assess your home’s humidity level and provide options that best meet your needs and budget.

Indoor Plants

An easy and relatively inexpensive way to help your indoor air quality is by adding some plants to help clean the air. Spider plants, snake plants, and peace lilies are good choices. They can take in bad stuff from the air and replace it with clean air. But, don’t have too many plants, as they can also add moisture to the air.

Advanced Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Install an Air Purifier

If you want to really make sure your home’s air is clean, you might think about getting an air purifier. This device cleans the air as it moves through it, taking out dust, pollen, and other bad particles.

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric has whole house air quality solutions, ultraviolet air purification products, whole house humidifiers, ventilations systems, and more! Contact Armstrong today to schedule your indoor air quality assessment.

Get Your Home Tested

Having your home’s indoor air quality tested by an Armstrong professional is a great place to begin your journey to fresher, cleaner, and healthier indoor air. One of Armstrong’s trained technicians can find problems that you might not know about, like radon or carbon monoxide. These can be serious and need to be fixed to keep your home safe.

Regular Checks

It’s also good to regularly check areas in your home that could affect the air. This includes looking for leaks in your windows or doors and making sure your insulation is good. These checks can help keep bad air out and good air in.

Keep Your Home Air Clean

Improving your home’s indoor air quality is a big step towards making your house healthier in Lubbock, Texas. Simple steps like cleaning, changing filters, and using vents can make a big difference. 
For even better air, contact Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric to have your home tested to learn the specific indoor air quality solution you need to ensure the air inside your home is always healthy and pure.