5 Simple Ways to Improve Air Quality At Home
Many people don’t think about indoor air quality, but it has a significant effect on your comfort and health. Improving air quality reduces contaminants, allows you to breathe easier, reduces allergy and asthma symptoms, and keeps your home cleaner. Improving indoor air quality is simple and homeowners can do many of these services themselves or for relatively cheap:
- Air purifiers and filters – Air purifiers and filters capture contaminants as air passes through the purifier/filter. There are different types of air purifiers and filters, designed to trap different contaminants. In addition to cleaning the air inside your home, duct mounted air purifiers and filters stop contaminants, particles, and dust from building up inside your heating and cooling systems, which eventually leads to poor performance.
- Humidifier – Humidifiers help to alleviate dry, winter air in your house. Dry air exacerbates allergy, asthma, and respiratory symptoms. It also leads to itchy skin, eyes, and nose. To protect yourself from dry air and improve the air quality in your home, humidity is important. Whole house humidifiers and portable humidifiers are both good options for improving air humidity.
- Ventilators – Ventilators bring fresh air into the home from outside, replacing the stale indoor air. Because indoor areas don’t have the same air circulation as the outdoors, contaminants become more concentrated. Ventilators send contaminated air out and bring fresh air in while working to reduce energy loss.
- Ultraviolet lights – Ultraviolet lights eliminate mold and mildew growth from the most common growth areas of your HVAC system. Using ultraviolet energy, ultraviolet lights remove contaminants, including germs, allergens, bacteria, and prevent the regrowth of these harmful particles.
- Dehumidifiers – While some moisture in the air is necessary, too much can facilitate the growth of mold and bacteria. Moisture allows such contaminants to thrive and can even damage building materials, finishes, furnishings, and more. Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from indoor air.
The cost and commitment of each indoor air quality service vary depending upon equipment and types of services needed. To discuss how to improve your indoor air quality, call All Temp Co. Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating at 704-413-2300 today.