How to Boost the IAQ in Your Home Office

Indoor air quality (IAQ) can make all the difference in your Hillsborough, North Carolina, home office. Poor IAQ can lead to symptoms that include eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue, which makes it much more difficult to get your work done. A comfortable work environment will help increase your productivity. Here are some tips to help you improve the IAQ in your home office, so you breathe and protect your health.

Reduce Airborne Contaminants

Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter will reduce dust, especially in rooms with carpeting. Remember to clean the vacuum’s filter. Sweep and mop floors regularly, too. Papers and files easily harbor dust mites. Store paperwork in file cabinets or drawers if possible. Also, try to keep your work area free of clutter. It will be harder to keep dust away when there are a lot of objects on your desk. You might also be less enthusiastic about cleaning if you have to move and replace several items.

Pay Attention to Humidity

During winter or when it’s cold, the air tends to feel dry. Low humidity can dry out your nasal passages, cause nosebleeds, and make you more susceptible to cold and flu viruses. Protect your health and well-being by managing the humidity level in your home office and home in general. We can help you with portable and whole-home indoor air quality equipment including humidifiers, air purifiers, and ventilators.

Keep It Natural

Synthetic fragrances and harsh cleaning solutions can send harmful chemicals into the air and negatively impact your IAQ. Paying attention to the fragrances used in your laundry detergent, cleaners, and air fresheners — especially those in aerosol cans — will reduce the number of chemicals you release into the air. Switching to products such as essential oils can make all the difference in the air quality in your home office.

Take charge of the indoor air quality in your home office today. Our products and services will reduce airborne contaminants, manage the humidity levels, and keep the air fresh. Call the team at Warren-Hay Mechanical at 919-251-5615 to schedule an appointment for service or equipment installation.

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