Stop Doing These Things That Lower Your Indoor Air Quality 

May 1, 2024

Join us in celebrating National Clean Air Month at Grove City Heating & Air! We’re your go-to HVAC experts, and we’re excited to shine a light on how important indoor air quality (IAQ) is in your home. You might find it surprising, but did you know that the air inside can be up to five times more polluted than outside air? So, even though it might not cross your mind often, improving your home’s air quality is pretty crucial, especially considering it’s where you reside a lot. Keep reading to discover all the essential do’s and don’ts for keeping your indoor air quality top-notch. 

Culprits of Lowered Indoor Air Quality  

Here’s an example of things that lower your home’s IAQ. These may include but are not limited to: 

  • Dust buildup 
  • Germs and viruses 
  • Mold and mildew 
  • Pet smells and dander 
  • Tobacco smoke 
  • Cooking odors 
  • Airborne chemicals 
  • Pollen 
  • Home allergens 
  • Humidity 

STOP Forgetting to Change Your Air Filters 

With everything going on in life, it’s super easy to let certain chores slide. But changing your air filters regularly is something you really shouldn’t ignore. Air filters are pretty much the unsung heroes of your HVAC system when it comes to keeping the air in our homes clean. They do an awesome job at catching dust, dirt, pollen, and all sorts of air pollutants. If you don’t switch them out when they’re full of dust and other loose debris, they just won’t work as well as they are intended to.  

Air Filter Changes: Make sure to swap out your air filters regularly to keep the air in your home crisp and clean. A good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months, depending on the kind of filters you’re using. 

Stop Letting Odors Pile Up 

Odors happen – no biggie! But whether it’s from cooking, pets, or other daily household activities around the house, you don’t want those smells sticking around and stuffing up your space, leading to lower air quality and potential respiratory issues. 

A Whole-Home Air Purifier: Want a great solution to boosting the IAQ in your home? Consider a whole-home air purifier. The iWave-R is our go-to for top-notch home air purification. It fits right in with your current HVAC system and uses modern patented tech to clean up the air, getting rid of odors and nasty particles effectively. Plus, the iWave-R really stands out because it has a self-cleaning feature, which means way less maintenance for you. It’s a solid choice if you want to boost your air quality without any fuss. 


UV Lights: Another awesome tip for better air quality at home is using UV lights. These bad boys get professionally installed into your air ducts and work wonders by zapping away airborne germs before they can cruise around your living spaces. Plus, these UV bulbs are also super convenient; they typically only need a bulb swap only once every 2-3 years.  

Stop Letting Moisture Build Up    

Got too much moisture in your place? Watch out – it can lead to a mold outbreak, and yep, that’s bad news for your indoor air quality. It’s vital to keep an eye on moisture around your home. Do this by looking out for water stains on your ceilings or walls, musty smells, or windows sweating with condensation. 

A Whole-Home Dehumidifier: If your place is dealing with high humidity, getting a whole-home dehumidifier is a clever move. This gadget will work in conjunction with your HVAC system to cut down on air moisture, keeping mold at bay and making your indoor air quality higher. 

You can successfully boost the indoor air quality in your home, when you know just exactly what your air quality needs. When you have the right tools to utilize, it will make your endeavors that much easier. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options with us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would love to talk with you. 

We count it a privilege to be a part of your air quality journey! Call Grove City Heating & Air today at (614) 490-7540, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here