How is the air quality of your home? Do you walk in your home and notice lingering odors? Getting rid of these odors means identifying the source and fixing the problem.
Spraying air fresheners or lighting candles helps temporarily, but masking or covering up the odors in your home isn't going to last long. These methods only mask odors. They don’t get rid of them. They may even cause further contamination of your home from their chemical ingredients.
Poor ventilation in your home can also cause unpleasant odors. Moisture condensation on the walls or windows and stuffy air are signs of poor ventilation. A qualified heating and cooling service technician can inspect your home comfort system to determine if this is the problem. The technician can also check your heating and cooling to be sure the equipment is working properly.
Purify the Air
Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, cat saliva and mold may also be the source of your home’s odor problem.
iWave is an air purifying device that installs in any duct air conditioning system. When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.
iWave uses patented technology, called needle-point bi-polar ionization, to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions. When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor.
When the ions come in contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die. The ions also attach to allergens like pollen and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter.
1. Store household cleaners, paint solvents and chemical products in tightly sealed containers.
Here are several everyday steps you can take to reduce the pollutants circulating in your home:
2. Clean and vacuum at least once a week.
3. Regularly wash bed linens and stuffed toys.
4. Keep windows closed when pollen, pollution and humidity levels are high.
5. Make sure your home is properly ventilated. Modern homes are well insulated and sealed to conserve energy, which means airborne pollutants have no way to escape.
6. Schedule an Indoor Air Quality test to evaluate the air in your home for dust, pollen, chemicals and other pollutants.
7. Keep humidity levels within a healthy, comfortable range to prevent growth of mold and mildew.
8. Avoid using scented deodorizers and odor-masking air fresheners, which may cause toxic chemicals to be dispersed into your air.
9. Have your heating and cooling system regularly inspected to make sure it is clean and in good operating condition.
10. Choose furnishings that emit the smallest possible amount of chemical vapors.
11. Do not allow smoking inside your home and make sure all gas appliances are properly vented.
Ohio Heating & Air has the knowledge, expertise and training to help you with all of your residential heating and air issues. Regardless of the age of your system, we have affordable solutions for you and your family. From a whole house air purification system to humidity control, we can help you improve the air and comfort of your home. Call 614-863-6666 to learn more.