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Air Quality in Your New Home

March 02, 20233 min read

Air Quality in Your New Home

When moving into a new home, one of the most important things to remember is the air quality inside the home. Poor air quality can lead to various health issues, so it's essential to ensure that the air in your new home is as clean and healthy as possible. 

In this blog post, we'll look at some of the factors that can affect air quality in your new home and what you can do to improve it.

1- Ventilation

One of the most critical factors affecting air quality in your home is ventilation. Proper ventilation is essential for ensuring that the air in your home is fresh and clean. When you move into a new home, ensure all the vents and ducts are clean and free of debris. If the ventilation system is malfunctioning, it must be repaired immediately.

2- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Test

To ensure that the air in your new home is healthy, you may want to consider having an indoor air quality (IAQ) test. Professional air quality experts typically perform this type of test using specialized equipment and techniques. An IAQ test aims to identify potential sources of indoor air pollution, assess the overall air quality, and make recommendations to improve it.

IAQ tests typically measure several different types of pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), mold spores, allergens, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other gases. These pollutants can come from various sources, such as building materials, household products, combustion appliances, and outdoor air.

Once the IAQ test has been completed, the air quality experts will provide a report summarizing the findings and recommending actions to improve indoor air quality. It may include suggestions for improving ventilation, removing or reducing sources of pollution, and using air purifiers or other air-cleaning technologies.

3- HVAC System Maintenance

Proper HVAC system maintenance is another crucial factor regarding air quality in your new home. Regular maintenance can help ensure that the system works properly and the air filters are clean. It's essential to change the air filters regularly to prevent the buildup of dust and other pollutants.

4- Natural Ventilation

Another way to improve air quality in your home is to use natural ventilation. It can be achieved by opening windows and doors to let fresh air in. However, if you live in an area with high levels of pollution or allergens, it's essential to take precautions and limit the amount of outdoor air that enters your home.

5- Cleanliness

Keeping your new home clean is also vital for maintaining good air quality. Regular cleaning can help remove dust, dirt, and other pollutants from your home. Using non-toxic cleaning products is also important to avoid introducing harmful chemicals into your indoor environment.

Conclusion

Air quality is essential to consider when moving to a new home. The best way to ensure good air quality is to choose a home built with modern construction services like those provided by Sanctified Homes and Construction. Not only will you be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family is breathing in clean air, but you will also benefit from their modern construction services' increased energy efficiency and safety. Contact Sanctified Homes and Construction today to learn more about modern construction services and how we can provide a healthier living environment for you and your family.

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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