Healthier living is a popular New Year’s resolution, but few people think about the air in their homes when figuring out ways to achieve this goal. More often, people focus on eating better, exercising more often, and making more visits to the doctor’s office. But the air in your home should be a top concern, as it is often much more contaminated than the air outside of your home.
How Indoor Air Quality Services Reduce Illness
You cannot control the quality of the air outside of your home, but the indoor air quality is often up to 5 times worse! This is because air cycles throughout your home, recycling contaminants like viruses, bacteria, mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander.
Yes, there is an air filter in your HVAC equipment, but this might not be very effective, particularly if your home is not well-ventilated and if you have household members with asthma or allergies. An additional air quality system can clear more small contaminants and make your home a healthier place!
Finding the Right System or Service
Consult with a technician to find the right whole-home indoor air quality system or service for your home. You’ll need a professional to install it anyway since this fixture belongs in the HVAC system along with your heating and cooling equipment. Incorrect installation can cause trouble for your heating and cooling systems, or it may make the new IAQ unit ineffective. But for a little background, here are some of your options:
- Air cleaners and air purifiers to remove even more particles than your filter can catch.
- UV lights, which kill and sterilize bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, making them no longer harmful to your health.
- Dehumidifiers which can remove enough moisture in your home to help prevent the spread of mold.
- Duct cleaning to remove layers of dust and debris.
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